Insert References

Use references to construct content containing information specific to the list item or control. The Insert Reference pane is displayed for fields that allow references from the following.

  • Fields in Control Settings
  • Fields in Settings - Form
  • When field in Rules
  • Fields in Settings - Layout (Only available for Classic forms)

Available sections and lookup values depend on context.

To insert a reference to a field from Control Settings, Settings - Form and Settings - Layout

  1. Click on a field that accepts references. The Insert Reference pane appears on the right.
  2. Double-click on a reference to insert it.

To insert a reference to a rule

  1. Open the rules window and in the When field, click that appears to the right of the field. The Formula Builder opens with the Insert Reference pane.
  2. Double-click a reference from the Insert Reference pane to insert a reference to the formula.
Section Description
Operators

(Available for rule conditions and other formulas.) Symbols for building the formula and calculating the value.

Note: For Nintex Mobile, define rules using runtime functions. Operators are not currently supported by forms in Nintex Mobile apps.

Operator Description
+ Addition
- Subtraction
* Multiplication
/ Division
( Left Parenthesis
) Right Parenthesis
% Modulo

&&​

Boolean Logical Operation AND​

||​

Boolean Logical Operation OR​

==​

Equal To​

!=​

Not Equal To​

>​

Greater Than​

<​

Less Than​

<=​

Less Than Or Equal​

>=​

Greater Than Or Equal​

Common

Tokens and properties specific to the context of the list item. May include the following lookup values.

  • Current Date: The current date.
  • Current Time: The current time.
  • Current User (Display Name): Display name of the current user.
  • Current User (Email): Email address of the current user.
  • Current User (Login ID): Login ID of the current user.
  • Is Display Mode: Returns true if the form is in display or view mode. A form is in display or view mode when a user accesses the form by clicking an existing list item in the SharePoint list. Not supported by Nintex Mobile.
  • Is Edit Mode: Returns true if the form is in edit mode. A form is in edit mode when a user accesses the form for an existing list item by selecting the edit option in the SharePoint list. Not supported by Nintex Mobile.
  • Is New Mode: Returns true if the form is in new mode. A form is in new mode when a user accesses the form for a SharePoint list by clicking New item. Not supported by Nintex Mobile.
  • Is Nintex Live: Returns true where the form is displayed using Nintex Live Forms.
  • Item Display Name: The display name of the current list item.
  • Item URL: The URL of the current list item.
  • List ID: The unique identifier of the current list.
  • List Name: The name of the current list.
  • New line: The new line character.
  • Site collection ID: The ID of the current site collection.
  • Site ID: The ID of the current site.
  • Site Name: The title of the current site.
  • Site URL: The full URL of the current site.
  • Tab: The tab character.
Item Properties Metadata columns available for the item with which the form is associated.
Named Controls

(Available for rule conditions and other formulas.) References to named controls; that is, controls with user-defined values for Name properties in control settings.

{Self} (available for rule conditions): References the value of the associated controls; that is, the controls associated with the rule containing this condition.

Example: {Self} > 5 triggers the rule when the associated control contains a value greater than 5.

Runtime Functions (Available for rule conditions and other formulas.) Functions for additional processing on a text or value, calculated at the time the form is loaded and when any changes occur in fields within the form.
Inline Functions (Available for some fields in the control settings dialog box.) Functions for additional processing on a text or value, calculated at the time the form is loaded.
Forms