I have hidden the title column from my list, so it does not appear in the form. Anyway I would like to set it's value, because I still use it on the views.
Is it possible to set hidden field value from Nintex Forms when saving the item?
But what do you need the calculated value for? Because you can make a new list columns that is calculated this way, and then use it in list views as the primary column. You can remove the title field from the view, add this calculated field, and also include the Edit button in the view. Just some options.
You should be able to do that in the workflow by using the Set Field Value action.
If you want to input a value from the form you could add the Title field back by dragging it back from the tool box under List Columns. Or create a Single Line Of Text box and Connect To the field Title. Or add a single line of text control have it Not Connected and you should be able to pull it out of the Form XML data in a workflow.
Or as burkslm said, you can define it in the workflows without any input from the user.
You shouldn't hide it from your list. Better is to hide it in Nintex Forms. Then you are still able to set values for the field. And you are also able to decide if it is hidden in New, Edit and Display Form.
Did you get this resolved? As@burkslm said you could use a workflow. Depends on what you want to set the value to and where you are getting that information from. Happy to help you resolve this if needed.
Ok, I can leave the title field visible on the list and hide it within Nintex Forms. But how can I set the value of that field so it will combine for example two or more values and set the title?
Let's say I have two fields on the form called respectively section and subsection. I'd like to combine those two values and set as title.
Yes, those options are perfectly valid and I agree. I'm newbie to Nintex Forms, and I'm exploring possibilities.
What do I need that for? Client was asking for it He would like to have this custom information in the title column, not in calculated column, to have the OOB context menu available.
And with workflow he doesn't like the situation where he is saving the item and title field is not set, because worklfow either did not start yet or is still in progress. He would like to have the 'calculated' value there as soon as he hits the save button, so when he is redirected it's there.
You can achieve same things using Form Variable and you don't need to display title field visible on the form at all. Actually you don't even need to add that on the form. Please follow below steps.
Please let me know how you go.
I'm seconding Shirin's post for emphasis on the method to do this via the form. Otherwise use Andrew's method and achieve it by using the set title action. Don't forget to unrequire the title field first in the list so that it doesn't give an error before its set.
I didn't think of that Shirin. I would say that is a better solution and try not to use any calculated fields in the list if possible. And if you don't need a workflow to set the value even better.
But if you need to look something up that your form can't, such as the list item ID, then you will need a workflow to set the title. I've seen this for situations that want to set the title equal to ItemName+listItemID+Date to make the title unique or automated.
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