I am new to Nintex Forms2013, and I am trying to figure out how to best integrate with MS Sql databases. This is what I have tried so far:
- I have made external content types in Designer, and I also can make external lists from those content types. But it doesn't appear that Nintex Forms doesn't see 'External Lists' in the 'List Lookup' control.
- I have played with the 'External Data Column' control. The only way I can successfully see data, is when the 'Display format' is set to Default. That isn't at all the user experience I am looking for. When I attempt to change the type to drop down, I get blanks at runtime. I made the suggested 'wildcard' filter in the external content type, and still no results.
-I did a quick test of a third party add on by Prosymmetry, which seems to work. But we don't want to have to purchase a commercial product.
In Infopath I can make whatever database connections I need, and then filter those dropdowns based on values within another field. I can also use rules to query those data sources when necessary. As far as I can tell, this doesn't seem possible with Nintex Forms. I am hoping am wrong, and someone can point me in the write direction.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!