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Nintex Employee

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the New Responsive Designer, Universal Forms?
Yes, the New Responsive designer is using our Universal Forms engine. This engine is used across NIntex Workflow Cloud, Nintex Workflow and Forms for Office365, Nintex Mobile and in the future Nintex for SharePoint. 
 
Can I use the New Responsive Designer? Where is it available?
The New Responsive Designer is now available in all Nintex regions (US, EU, JP, AU) for Nintex Forms for Office365. The New Responsive Designer will come to SharePoint 2013, 2016, and 219 at a later date.
 
Will the New Responsive Forms Designer replace the existing Responsive Forms?

Yes. When released, the Responsive Form selection button from the designer selection screen will go to the New Responsive Forms Designer. We will retain the existing Responsive Forms button and Classic Forms on the designer selection screen for a period of time to allow customers to adjust to the new designer.

 

What will happen to my existing Responsive Forms?

At release, any existing responsive form will continue to use the existing Responsive Forms technology. At a later date, Nintex will offer the ability to convert your existing Responsive Form to be able to open and view it in the New Responsive Forms Designer within the designer.

 

Will a rollback be supported if my conversion does not work?

Yes. Nintex will offer a rollback capability from Universal back to Responsive for a period of time. This will allow you to test Universal Forms with minimal inpact to your business processes. In the future, the existing Responsive designer will be retired for Universal Forms.

 

What will happen to Classic Forms?

Classic forms will remain as an option when designing a new form. We have no plans to remove the Classic designer.

 

Will the conversion capability support conversion from Classic to the New Responsive Forms Designer?

The conversion will not support converting from Classic designer to the New Responsive Forms Designer. Conversion can only be done between Responsive and the New Responsive Forms Designer.

 

Can I use JavaScript in the New Responsive Forms Designer?

Our intent is to provide the controls and capabilities within the product without the need for JavaScript. Therefore at this present time, the New Responsive Forms Designer will not support JavaScript. JavaScript functionality will remain available in Classic forms designer.

 

Can I use CSS in the New Responsive Forms Designer?

The New Responsive Forms Designer Forms can be styled within the Style builder only and will not support custom CSS.

 

Are there any new features available in the New Responsive Forms Designer?

As we rebuild each control, we are looking to improve the experience. This has allowed us to add new controls:

  • Geolocation control with Google maps API support
  • Signature control now supported in a web browser
  • Improved Formula builder
  • Improved Group control
  • Advanced rule builder

 

Are there any controls or features that responsive forms will not support? 
Yes, there are several controls that will not be supported in the responsive forms functionality, these include:

  • List View (Planned for a later release)
  • List item (Planned for a later release)
  • Print to PDF (We now offer Print friendly mode which uses your browser)
  • Save as draft
  • External data column
  • Workflow diagram
  • Publish as a Live form
  • Border
  • Custom JavaScript
  • Custom CSS
  • Controls in use panel
  • Copy/paste control

 

Will the New Responsive Forms Designer allow querying Web services?

Web service queries are something we are working for a future release.

 

Will the New Responsive Forms Designer allow querying SQL?

No. Our preference is for the form to query using SQL web services rather than supporting direct SQL queries.

 

Are all the existing Responsive Forms features available in the New Responsive Designer?

While we have released the New Responsive Designer for Office365, we are still bringing more functionality from the existing Responsive Designer and also working on newer functionality as well. Please see the Current Limitations page to learn more.

 

Since the repeating section is in the new Responsive designer for Office365, and its the same engine in Nintex Workflow Cloud, will the Repeating Section come to Nintex Workflow Cloud?

In Office365, the new Responsive designer will still store XML in the hidden column. This is not our preferred way to pass data in NWC, therefore we are looking to improve this experience in NWC. We are hoping to bring the repeating section to NWC at a later date.

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michaelbayrak
Nintex Newbie

Re: Frequently Asked Questions

What about Repeating Sections and Attachment control within a Repeating Section?
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Nintex Employee
Nintex Employee

Re: Frequently Asked Questions

Hi @michaelbayrak,

 

Repeating section is nearing completion and will be able to put the File Upload and Signature control inside the repeating section.

 

Cheers,
Euan

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themayb
Nintex Newbie

Re: Frequently Asked Questions

Will the function IsMemberOfGroup be implemented in the new responsive forms as we use this to control who can edit certain parts of our forms.

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Nintex Employee
Nintex Employee

Re: Frequently Asked Questions

Hi @themayb,

 

Thank you for letting us know the IsMemberOfGroup is important to your business processes. It helps us prioritize our features.

 

This is currently planned to be built but I do not have a date as yet. We are currently working on bringing New Responsive to SharePoint and including some of the missing functions. When we commit new features to the shared codebase from the SharePoint work, it will appear in Office365 - so you won't have to wait until New Responsive for SharePoint to be complete.

 

Please do let us know what else you would like to see.


Cheers,

Euan

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Denis_Emerson
Nintex Newbie

Re: Frequently Asked Questions

Hi! Can you please advise when the calculations at row level (in the repeating section) become available in the New Responsive Form Designer?

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Nintex Employee
Nintex Employee

Re: Frequently Asked Questions

Hi @Denis_Emerson,

 

It's certainly a feature I want to see out sooner rather than later. It is scheduled but development has not begun so it is hard to estimate at this stage.


Cheers,

Euan

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suneelprakash7
Nintex Newbie

Re: Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Universal forms for Nintex are renamed as New Responsive forms?
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Nintex Employee
Nintex Employee

Re: Frequently Asked Questions

Hi @suneelprakash7,

 

Yes, New Responsive is Universal Forms. I have updated the questions above to also cover this question.

 

Cheers,

Euan

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rbachmann
Nintex Newbie

Re: Frequently Asked Questions

I did not know how important "Lookup"- and "IsMemberOf"-Functions are until now that they are missing.

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