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mindymac03
Nintex Newbie

Open a list item in Edit mode

Hello. I'm looking for a way to manually put a list item in Edit mode. 

I have a Nintex form that allows User A to submit an item to the Requests list. This list has a Processed column that defaults to No for each new item.

I have a site page for User B with two panels:

  • Panel 1 contains a web part displaying the Unprocessed Items view.
  • When User B clicks a list item, Panel 2 appears with the list item details.
  • I have a Save and Submit button that has an associated workflow. One of its steps is to update the Processed column to Y so that it no longer appears on the Unprocessed Items view. I can't get this edit to occur because the selected list item is in View mode. In the button's Advanced properties, I have set Enabled in View Mode to Yes, but apparently that just means the user can see the button. It doesn't make the list item itself editable.

How can I change the form mode to Edit (without requiring the user to click an Edit Item button)? Can this be done in a rule associated with the panel (ie can I set the value of "Is Edit Mode" in the formula builder's Common tab, or can I only get the value of it?)

I've found plenty of examples of creating a URL that will bring up a list item in Edit mode. And I've seen several posts regarding task lists. Neither of these apply to my situation.

Thank you.

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mindymac03
Nintex Newbie

Re: Open a list item in Edit mode

One update -- I can't set the value of Is Edit Mode (in a rule, formula builder, Common tab). Is Edit Mode is a function that returns a true or false. So you can check the mode using this but you can't change it using that particular route.

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philipplucas
Nintex Newbie

Re: Open a list item in Edit mode

Hi Mindy,

this won't be possible with rules at all but will require some javascript logic. But you will still need any kind of event to trigger that function like a button click or a changed field value.

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emha
Nintex Newbie

Re: Open a list item in Edit mode

I have a site page for User B with two panels:

...

When User B clicks a list item, Panel 2 appears with the list item details.

so is it a list form webpart?

then you can configure web part so that it opens form directly in edit mode.

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