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cdesai
Nintex Newbie

Weird issue with 'Set Variable' action.

Hi Nintex Team,

 

I am facing weird issue in Nintex 2013 Workflow. Sometime Set Variable action set value correctly and sometime not which makes my application break for no reason.

 

I am trying to set text variable (strUserAsText) from people picker column UserAndApproverInvolvedSoFar with Set Variable action. Here, I need the Login Name so I can set it in Set Permissions action, but it is getting set as:

44;#Desai Chintan

While I need in format

i:0#.w|kl\ext-desai

 

Alternative 1: Then I deleted below Set Variable and created replica, output is same – Error.

Alternative 2: Then I tried getting Email Address from UserAndApproverInvolvedSoFar people picker, output is same – Error (sometime it set email address, sometime it set as 44;#Desai Chintan).

 

I am going crazy, as what is going wrong. I doubts its because of Switch statement or some corruption in Set Variable. 

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lakshminarayana
Nintex Newbie

Re: Weird issue with 'Set Variable' action.

Hi Chintan Desai‌,

I guess 'UserAndApproverInvolvedSoFar' people picker field is a lookup column.

1. Create 'pplApprover' type Person or Group' and set return type as 'Lookup Value(as text)'

2. To get Login Name, Create 'txtApprover' and set return type as login name from 'pplApprover'.

In the 'Set Item Permission' action i hope you can use 'pplApprover' directly. No need for Login Name.

Thanks,

Lakshmi C

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cdesai
Nintex Newbie

Re: Weird issue with 'Set Variable' action.

Hi Lakshmi,

Sorry for the delay in reply. 

I am not getting Lookup Values option in dropdown as what you have pointed out.

However, I tried almost your approach to assign UserAndApproverInvolvedSoFar to a Collection and then ForEach to assign it to strUserAsText (using Set Variable). One day it worked fine. But the next day its the same strUserAsText set as 44;#Desai Chintan.

BTW. Is this because my environment do not have latest updates for Nintex WF. My current version  Nintex Workflow 2013 (3.1.5.0)

Thanks,

Chintan

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Automation Master
Automation Master

Re: Weird issue with 'Set Variable' action.

Haven't you tried to use in set permission action directly PP list field?

if a value is returned from one action it might likely be accepted by the other within the same context

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