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sshaffer
Nintex Newbie

Difference between Workflow Start Form and List Nintex form

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What is the difference between these 2 forms:

1. Within a Nintex Workflow under Workflow Settings, Edit Start Form > Edit with Nintex Forms

2. Within a List, Nintex Forms > Customize the Item Form

When I select New for the list, the form created in #2 above is displayed.  How/when is the form in #1 displayed?

Thank you.

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sojanm
Nintex Newbie

Re: Difference between Workflow Start Form and List Nintex form

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You can see the nintex workflow start form when you run the workflow from the item menu or when you start the workflow manually. When you create a new item you will see only the list form.

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sshaffer
Nintex Newbie

Re: Difference between Workflow Start Form and List Nintex form

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How would I get the nintex workflow start form (from within the workflow) to launch for a new item?

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sojanm
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Re: Difference between Workflow Start Form and List Nintex form

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Nintex workflow forms show only if there is an item. You can not have nintex workflow form for creating a new item.

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Automation Master
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Re: Difference between Workflow Start Form and List Nintex form

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You would typically edit the start form of the workflow for manually starting workflows that require input data before they can start (this is when you create a variable in workflow and choose to "show on start form").

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Automation Master
Automation Master

Re: Difference between Workflow Start Form and List Nintex form

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Generally the use case is this:

Nintex Workflow Start Form:   Used for Site level workflows.  Provides an interface (form) from which to start a site workflow.  The form "lives" with the workflow.

List Item Form:  Used to represent an item in a list as an interface. Lives in the list on top of the item.

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satya_divi
Nintex Newbie

Re: Difference between Workflow Start Form and List Nintex form

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I am newbie to Nintex, would like to know if the Nintex Start Form variables can be saved to a particular list in Sharepoint.  How can we achieve this.  Please help.

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Automation Master
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Re: Difference between Workflow Start Form and List Nintex form

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Hi yes but you would need to handle this in your workflow.  i.e. use your starting variables in an "Update item" or "Set field value" action

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satya_divi
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Re: Difference between Workflow Start Form and List Nintex form

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Thanks Cassy for the help, but any example how to do that would be greatly appreciated, because I am still puzzled how to do that.

To be precise on my question - I have 10 startup variables declared on the Nintex Start Form, and I need them to be stored to a List.  As you have suggested, I have tried "Update Multiple Items" instead of "Update Item" since I have multiple variables.  Under the filter tab its showing as "Select all list items" and "Select items only when the following is true:"; my confusion is which to select and how to add multiple fields and save the workflow data.

 

Thanks for the help in advance.

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Automation Master
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Re: Difference between Workflow Start Form and List Nintex form

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OK how do you know which item you want to update?  Do you have the ID or something unique to identify it with?  Once I know that I can show you how to do it.

Screenshot of your starting form and the destination you want to update would help.

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