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Create Nintex Workflow option not displayed in some Lists

In our installation (SP 2013, Nintex 2013) we realized that some lists/libraries had no options to create an manage Nintex workflows. The options had been missing in the workflow settings menue.

As I found other unansered tasks in the internet I'd like to share our solution.

The errorous lists had been created by a list template. The template used the content type "element" with a different content type ID than "element" on the SharePoint server. By allowing content type management in the list, the current unknown content type can be renamed and the standard content type can be added to the list. This leeds to the appearence of create / manage Nintex workflow links in the wirkflow settings section but not to the Nintex specific entries in the item context menu like "View Workflow History" and "Sheduled Workflows"; to get these entries, the content type of each item has to be changed to mach the one with the system-known ID.

Go to list settings -> advance settings -> allow managing content types.

Go to list settings -> click on content type -> change name (as it's not able to use two types with the same name)

Go to list settings -> add content type -> add content type

change elements

Go to list settings -> click on (to be deleted) content type-> delete content type

Go to list settings -> advance settings -> disallow managing content types.

Hope this helps some of you.

Best regards Michael

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Re: Create Nintex Workflow option not displayed in some Lists

Thanks for sharing Michael!

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Is it an issue of the actual Nintex Version?

Alternative workaround: Modifying the URL

/sites/SITE_NAME/_layouts/15/NintexWorkflow/WorkflowDesigner.aspx?ListId={LIST_ID}

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Re: Create Nintex Workflow option not displayed in some Lists

Thanks for your reply.

We are running the most recent international version Nintex Workflow 3.0.8.0.

Your are right. Nintex support also informed me that coustom actions can be created with SharePoint Designer to permanently display the missing ECB menu entries. I.e. for Workflow History the URL needs to be:

/sites/SITE_NAME/_layouts/15/NintexWorkflow/ItemWorkflows.aspx?ListId={ListId}&ItemId={ItemId}

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Re: Create Nintex Workflow option not displayed in some Lists

Michael,

Thanks for your post!

I have wrote an article that solves this issue in some situations as well. You can find that article here: Nintex Icons missing from Ribbon

Cheers!

Andrew Beals

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