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why does the set variable action for a multiple line of text field only show one line for editing?

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I have a workflow variable in NINTEX Workflow 2010 with a Multiple Lines of Text field for containing the body of an email message.  When I modify the workflow to edit the content of the variable, the configure action dialog only shows a single line text box for the value.  I cannot see the whole of the text, and I cannot scroll with the arrow keys since the cursor jumps all the way to the bottom or top of the field.  I can use the mouse on the arrows in the 'scroll bar' of the box, but when I try to change something, I cannot add new line characters.

See the attachment.  There is only one line for editing the multi line value.

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Workflow Hero

Re: why does the set variable action for a multiple line of text field only show one line for editing?

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unfortunately that's by design.

one of plenty annoyances we have to live with

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Re: why does the set variable action for a multiple line of text field only show one line for editing?

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Yep - very annoying....

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Workflow Hero

Re: why does the set variable action for a multiple line of text field only show one line for editing?

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Indeed. However, I recommend using "Build String" action to set multi text variables as if offers you multiple lines for editing.

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Re: why does the set variable action for a multiple line of text field only show one line for editing?

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Hi Randolph Baker‌, you may be disappointed with these answers. unfortunatelly that's the fact

there was a request for this functionality on uservoice risen by , but nintex recently rejected it

Expand variable assignment entry field – Customer Feedback for Nintex 

so it is not going to be any better in a near feature.

so could you mark the thread answered?

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