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Nintex Workflow Stalling on Document Generation Action

I encountered an issue recently where a few Nintex Workflow 2013 workflows that had been running successfully for some time suddenly started stalling.  The workflows still showed a status of “In Progress” but were not moving forward.  Checking the Workflow Progress and Workflow Details pages showed no error messages or issues.  I finally noticed that these workflows were freezing when trying to execute a Document Generation workflow action.

After investigating, I determined that the issue was related to a Nintex Workflow service not running in my SharePoint 2013 environment.  Specifically, the Nintex Workflow Start Service was not actively running on any of my SharePoint 2013 servers.  Once I restarted that service on one of my servers, the stalled workflows continued running, completed the Document Generation action, and progressed to the next workflow steps.

Get Digits Before a Decimal Point Using a Regular Expression in Nintex Workflow

Using the Regular Expression action in Nintex Workflow, you can get the digits before a decimal point.

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Insert a Regular Expression action into your Nintex Workflow.
  2. Configure it with the following settings:
    1. String = Your number from a column or workflow variable.
    2. String Operation = Replace
    3. Pattern = \.[0-9]+
    4. Replacement String = Keep this empty
    5. Output = Text workflow vatiable
  3. You can then use the workflow variable as you need it.

Here are some examples from using this Regular Expression:

String Regular Expresssion Result
6.5 \.[0-9]+ 6
1234.5678 \.[0-9]+ 1234
1234567.89 \.[0-9]+ 1234567

 

Speaking at SharePoint Saturday Charlotte 2017

I am speaking at SharePoint Saturday Charlotte 2017 on August 26, 2017. This year I will be speaking on “Empower Your Mobile Workforce with Nintex Mobile and Nintex App Studio”. Find out more and register for this free SharePoint conference at the SharePoint Saturday Charlotte site.

Be sure to attend my session and say hello at the conference!

Empower Your Mobile Workforce with Nintex Mobile and Nintex App Studio

Employees today are increasingly on the move and expect to have access to the tools they need to get their work done. Nowhere is this more crucial than on the devices they carry and the mobile apps they use. Nintex provides the tools necessary to enable your mobile workforce to be more efficient and productive. This session will cover features of Nintex Mobile and Nintex App Studio that you can utilize to build dynamic mobile forms and apps with little or no code. You will learn how to leverage Nintex Mobile and Nintex App Studio to create powerful, easy-to-customize mobile forms and apps to empower your organization.

Speaking at the Atlanta Nintex User Group Meeting on 7/26/17

I’m excited to be speaking at the next Atlanta Nintex User Group on July 26, 2017. I will be presenting a session titled “Empower Your Mobile Workforce with Nintex Mobile and Nintex App Studio”. I hope to see you there! For more information and to sign up, visit the Atlanta Nintex User Group page on Meetup at https://www.meetup.com/Nintex-User-Group-Atlanta.

Here’s a summary of my session:

Empower Your Mobile Workforce with Nintex Mobile and Nintex App Studio

Employees today are increasingly on the move and expect to have access to the tools they need to get their work done. Nowhere is this more crucial than on the devices they carry and the mobile apps they use. Nintex provides the tools necessary to enable your mobile workforce to be more efficient and productive. This session will cover features of Nintex Mobile and Nintex App Studio that you can utilize to build dynamic mobile forms and apps with little or no code. You will learn how to leverage Nintex Mobile and Nintex App Studio to create powerful, easy-to-customize mobile forms and apps to empower your organization.

Speaking at SharePoint Saturday Atlanta 2017

I am speaking at SharePoint Saturday Atlanta 2017 on June 17, 2017. This year I will be speaking on “Empower Your Mobile Workforce with Nintex Mobile and Nintex App Studio”. Find out more and register for this free SharePoint conference at the SharePoint Saturday Atlanta site.

Be sure to attend my session and say hello at the conference!

Empower Your Mobile Workforce with Nintex Mobile and Nintex App Studio

Employees today are increasingly on the move and expect to have access to the tools they need to get their work done. Nowhere is this more crucial than on the devices they carry and the mobile apps they use. Nintex provides the tools necessary to enable your mobile workforce to be more efficient and productive. This session will cover features of Nintex Mobile and Nintex App Studio that you can utilize to build dynamic mobile forms and apps with little or no code. You will learn how to leverage Nintex Mobile and Nintex App Studio to create powerful, easy-to-customize mobile forms and apps to empower your organization.

Coercion Failed: Input cannot be null for this coercion.

I created workflow in Nintex Workflow 2013 that contains a “For each” action that loops through a collection and performs several actions.  The workflow ran to a certain point and began throwing the error below and then stopped progressing.

Coercion Failed: Input cannot be null for this coercion.

After lots of trial and error, I finally figured out how to resolve the issue.  It turned out that immediately after the last successful action in the workflow that completed, the workflow had several “Set variable” actions that were disabled.  These “Set variable” actions were configured to perform a list lookup on another list.

I deleted these immediate “Set variable” actions (four in total) and republished the workflow.  The next time I triggered the workflow, the workflow successfully completed without encountering the error.

Proud to be a Nintex virtual Technical Evangelist (vTE)

I am honored and excited to be named a Nintex virtual Technical Evangelist (vTE) for 2017.

nintex-vte-signature-100px-pngNintex selected 60 workflow pros from the global network of Nintex partners for this program because of our technical aptitude about Nintex and deep understanding of the workflow and content automation (WCA) market.  Nintex vTEs possess in-depth understanding of the entire Nintex Workflow Platform including business process automation and analytics, document generation, forms, and mobile apps.

Nintex vTEs are an elite group and gather annually with Nintex employees, technical evangelists, and other vTEs, as well as receive training courses and early access to Nintex certifications and beta programs.

As a Nintex vTE, I regularly promote Nintex in the marketplace and assist with sales readiness activities.  I frequently participate in community engagements and I am available for pre-sales demos and discussions, industry conferences, and other event support. I also actively participate in the more than 10,000 member Nintex Connect technical community (https://community.nintex.com).

Find out more about the Nintex virtual Technical Evangelist (vTE) program

Introducing the 2017 Class of Nintex Virtual Technical Evangelists (vTEs) – Experts in Workflow Automation

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Completed Nintex Workflow Pro Certificate and Nintex Workflow Admin Certificate

I recently completed both the Nintex Workflow Pro Certificate and the Nintex Workflow Admin Certificate.

The Workflow Pro Certificate is for skilled Nintex platform users and covers designing, creating, and debugging Nintex workflows and forms.

The Nintex Workflow Admin Certificate is for skilled Nintex platform administrators and covers various abilities and knowledge including the installation and maintenance of the Nintex Platform.

Nintex Workflow Webinar Posted

I recently presented a webinar titled “Automating Business Processes with SharePoint & Nintex Workflow“. Here a quick summary of the webinar presentation:

“Organizations of all sizes are constantly searching for ways to improve efficiencies, increase productivity and add value to their SharePoint implementations. Automating business processes with SharePoint workflows addresses these goals perfectly. Building these processes is not always a simple task, but it can be easier!

This session will provide an overview of building workflow solutions with Nintex Workflow, explore several features of the product and walk through real business workflow solutions. You will leave this session with a clear understanding of how your organization can successfully implement workflow-enabled business solutions.”

You can view the recording here: Automating Business Processes with SharePoint & Nintex Workflow

Remove Spaces from Text Strings with Nintex Workflow

You can easily remove all spaces in text strings in Nintex Workflows. Follow these steps:

  1. Insert a Regular Expression action into the workflow.
  2. Configure it with the following settings:
    1. Pattern = \s
    2. Replacement text = Keep this empty
    3. Input text = Insert your text string
    4. Store result in = Text workflow variable
  3. You can then use the workflow variable as you need it.