I have greated a workflow with Nintex Workflow 2010 and Nintex Forms 2010.
I used a request Review action and used a nintex form inside this action.
From Task Columns I dragged 'Attachments' unto the form:
When I use the form I can add an attachment, but this does not seem to be saved anywhere:
When I reopen the task, no attachments are listed:
In the Workflow tasks list there is no icon for an attachment in the task row:
Does someone know what I am doing wrong here?
I want the user to be able to upload file in the form. Best would be if I could save them somewhere so that in forms that will follow in later actions the users who see those forms can see the attachments which have been uploaded in forms from previous forms.
At the moment attachments are not even added to the task item.
Where could I look to find out what is going wrong here?
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If you were to add attachments to the Request Data action, you would be saving the attachments to the actual Workflow Task item. If you need to review those attachments in "Later actions" then it would be rather difficult for future users to review each task.
Would it be better if all users that attach documents do so by adding them to the current item instead of the task? If the current item is a document, then I would recommend using a Document Set instead and ask users to upload their documents to the set. Then they would be available to all users and in one easy to use container. Doing this would also remove the need to move documents around from one place to another with more advanced logic.
When I add an attachment to a Task the attachment is not saved.
I am probably doing something wrong.
Here are the exact steps I did to create the workflow and add the attachment:
After the list has been created I create a new workflow for the list:
I use a blank workflow:
Now I add a request Review Action to the workflow:
Now I edit the Nintex form:
Now I add the Attachments Control to the form:
After that I save and Close the form:
And I save the Request Review Action:
Now I publish the workflow:
Now I go to the list and add a new item:
On this Item I go to Workflows and start the Workflow:
Now I get an email with the link to the form:
If I clikc on 'Click here to add your comments' I can fill in the form:
Now I see the completed Task in the Workflow Tasks list but there is no attachment attached to the Task:
If I open the Task no attachment is shown:
Also on the item itself there is no attachment:
That means something went wrong when uploading the attachment.
I cannot find the attachment anywhere now.
Does somebody know how this should work and what I am doing wrong?
Can somebody help me please?
I have found the source of the problem.
For testing I created an empty text file (Test 2.txt).
Unfortunately it is not possible to upload empty text files to SharePoint. When i manually created a task I got an error message that said that the file is empty.
I then wrote some text into the text file and after that I could upload the text file as an attachment to the workflow task.
So this problem has been solved :)
The thing missing now is a way to access the attachment from other tasks.
I am using a normal "cutom list" and not a document library.
You can store the taskID into a variable and use that to then fetch the attachments from the item and move them somewhere, or to provide a link to the task item for the user.
May I ask you, how I can fetch the attachments from the Workflow Task item and move it to the attachments of the current item? I assume, that I have to use the Call WebService Action for the moving... Can you provide me the necessary information, how I have to configure the action?
I am using Nintex Forms 2013 (184.108.40.206) and Workflow 2013 (220.127.116.11).
Your help will be very much appreciated.
Have nice day and best regards,
Thank you very much for your fast reply and the link to your blog .
I will just read and test it this afternoon... It really seems, that this is the solution I was looking for...
So once again I really appreciate for helping me...
I will get back to you with the result of my testing...
In addition, try to modify the task list view to show the attachments column. I guess attachment column will be not visible in the existing default view.