getting this erro:
Error in request data action. Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
This issue was on our Live O365 Nintex, SPO tenant.
It was a network (security) issue which we corrected now. We think a IE/Edge auto update has caused this (that's inline with your first recognised issue with blocked content before). Nintex App itself did not show any runtime errors but these were caused by the extra network software layer. Nintex got the log info on the SharePoint Online tenant but there was no sufficient data from that log to see what caused it exactly.
So auto updates on IE/Edge has caused it, nailes it with adapting rules on network software.
There was no issue with Chrome browser, technically speaking you should maybe be able to see the difference in session calls between these browsers but that's not easy as we don't have a test tenant (:-)
Workaround was reloading the page.
Thanks for the info you provided, seems we were on the right and same path !
There really isn't enough information to go off here to give you any advice. Maybe provide a screenshot of not just the error, but of the configuration of the action? If you delete the action and recreate it, do you get a different result?
it is wired because I am not getting this error all the time. Only by using a specific user I am getting the error.
The user has contribute access to the list but gets this error when workflow hits requesting data action.
Did you ever got to a resolution for this ? I am having similar issues at the moment when trying to create new Item using a Nintex Form associated with list and a simple email workflow. Al worked for couple of months and also see that some persons do have the issue and some not. Very flacky.
do you get that error in forms or workflow?
In Forms and this is for a new List and Form or an existing List and Form happening.
If you open the Form, the error exists, when you refresh the Form, there is now error shown.
So either it's a browser related issue or something on the internal network causing this.
If you look at the App, there are no runtime errors. Nintex did have a look at their logs and found our submitted errors,
An external person connected to our network with IE (and not the same IE browser version is not having the issue).
Not sure why such a message is anyway shown, there is no other information indicated and usefull for me to reoslve this issue.
- any updates recently? either to NINTEX or IE?
few weeks ago I eg. dealt with some blocked functionality in IE11 caused by MS' automatic update
- since you mentioned it's user specific, haven't anything related to permission changed recently?
it need not be directly on list or site, but even indirectly - like access to some web service or SQL datasource, etc.
- have you tried different browser, like chrome, firefox?
- how does the error appear? -somewhere on page/popup/developer console?
does form render? - completelly/party/does not render at all?
could you post a screenshot how does it look like when you get error?
if you haven't tried it yet, could you run form with developer console opened beforehand? doesn't it give any more clues?
- have you tried to check sharepoint's ULS logs for any errors that might be related?
In addition, because there were no runtime errors indicated in the APP (Site content, App details) it must be something in between your Tenant and the App. This was triggering me of an intermediate network issue The network software did throw the error on a strange browser agent call.
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