No ratings

Upgrade Start Workflow action


How to upgrade a Nintex for Office 365 workflow to Nintex Workflow Cloud that contains a Start Workflow action. 

After Upgrade

  • The Start Workflow action is upgraded to the Call a workflow action.
  • Depending on your design, you may need to recreate the child workflow you want to start so that it is a Nintex Workflow Cloud component workflow. 
  • Your child workflow must already exist as a component workflow and be published in your Nintex Workflow Cloud environment for the Call a workflow action to see it.
  • You will need to reconfigure this action by selecting the component workflow to start.
  • You will need to reconfigure the inputs for the selected workflow with variables or values.
  • You will need to configure how you want to handle any outputs that come back from the selected workflow, if necessary.



  • You will not need to select your SharePoint connection from a drop-down list and will no longer use the Destination site URL property. 
  • Workflow type is no longer supported.
  • The Workflow start successful variable is no longer supported. 
  • The Workflow Instance ID variable is no longer supported, however, you can send this value back as output from the child workflow when it completes.
  • The workflow to start will be selected using the Workflow property drop-down list. It will list all component workflows in your environment.
  • The Call a workflow action supports the parent workflow's ability to run both parent and child workflows concurrently, or wait for the child workflow to complete before continuing.
  • A parent workflow will be able to pass input values into a child workflow through workflow variables.
  • A child workflow will be able to pass output values back to the parent workflow through workflow variables.






Once your child component workflow is published in your Nintex Workflow Cloud environment, you can select it from the Workflow drop-down list property. Then choose whether to run both workflows concurrently or have the parent workflow wait for the child workflow to complete before moving on.

Configure Workflow.gif



If the workflow you are starting has start event input variables, you can configure the values you would like to pass in when the workflow executes. Workflow variables or hard coded values can be entered here.





If the workflow you are starting has output variables, you can configure how you would like the parent workflow to store them in variables for later use. Create the variables and select them as needed in the Outputs property section.






Version history
Last update:
‎03-08-2022 08:11 AM
Updated by: