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wimvdv
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Workflow to have a Publishing Process on a List

I was requested to implement the following business process using Nintex Forms and Nintex Workflow.

Data is collected (Using Nintex Forms) and stored in a custom list.

As long as the requestor or the person who has created the "form" (data) hasn't confirmed his inputs it stays in a draft status.

(No one can see the form/data) (State is draft with minor versions)

Once submitted a group of approvers all need to approve the form so it becomes the first major version and is visible for all users.

(State is first major publication)

In a later stage only the requestor can again make changes to the data which should not be visible for anyone before they are approved again. (State first major + drafts) The drafts are only visible for the requestor and approvers once submitted again by the requestor.

After the process is again completed all users see major version 2.

This is in fact the standard behavior of a SharePoint publishing approval process on a document library.

Does anyone have an idea how to apply this for a list with data?

Thanks in advance!

Wim

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Re: Workflow to have a Publishing Process on a List

Hi,

It is not so hard. Just use flexi task and permissions action. First of all the rights of managing form have creator of the form. Now you need to create a workflow which will "Publish a form". You will run flexi task in it with approvers list and after approvers will respond one or another branch will be executed, which will bring back the rights of managing item to the creator and approvers will only get read only. If you want to track versions of that item the minor and major, you could create 2 collumns - Major version and Minor version. Minor version can change on item change workflow after creators changes, and major version only will change if "Publishing workflow" will be executed.

I hope it will help.

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Re: Workflow to have a Publishing Process on a List

Hi, Wim Vandervellen​, does Donatas' advice help? If so, check the answer correct, please. Thank you!

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akshaynayak
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Re: Workflow to have a Publishing Process on a List

I was not the one who wrote the question, but I have similar querry.

This may not work. Consider a scenario a document is in version 3. Then there is some change in the litem and now the item is in version 3.1. Users should be able to see the version 3 even untill the major version is approved.  If we remove the permission, users will not be able to view the older version, i.e. version 3. 

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akshaynayak
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Re: Workflow to have a Publishing Process on a List

I have done this using two lists. In first list I have the approval Workflow and in second list I have list items which I display to the user. Only Admin has access to Edit , so what I did was create a button in the display list with words "Edit List". This will take admin to First list. When admin does any change here, the workflow triggers and once it is approved, the new list is updated with all the values. 

Its a little long process, but it serves the purpose. If anyone has better idea, please reply to this post.

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