I'm going through the Nintex Workflow "Starting Your Workflow" chapter.
And there seems to be new items that I wasn't sure about. I always thought a workflow was a workflow, but the chapter seems to imply that there are 3 types:
1) Site workflow
2) List Workflow
3) Library Workflow
What are the differences between the 3? Thank you in advance!
List & Library workflows are the same. It's just one is on a list, and one is on a library. These workflows are tied to the list/library they are created on, and can only be run within that list/library.
A site workflow is not tied to a list/library, but rather tied to the site. It run independent of any item in a list/library.
List and library workflows are not "exactly" the same, since you have different actions in a list workflow and in a library workflow (i.e. "Read document" in a library workflow to read fields from a word docment).
But basically, list and library workflow can only run on a single item where site workflows are independent of a list entry.
One major difference between list (or library) and site workflows is that site workflows do not have a trigger (they can run manually or scheduled), where a list or a library workflow can be automatically started when an item is created/updated.
Here is one of the tables from my class
Site workflows are great for things that you want to happen on a schedule such as getting the workflow to run at the end of each day on a schedule, for me this would be things like:
What version of Nintex Workflow are you using?
Assuming it is 2010 or newer when you have mastered list\library\site workflows then you should also look at the other types of workflow\workflow objects