This help site is based on the available in-product assistance as of December 2016. Please note that this site is provided as a convenience and it does not go through rigorous layout testing.
Getting started with the Nintex Workflow designer.
A workflow can be created in one of two ways.
To create a new workflow from within a Document Library:
To create a new workflow from the Workflow Gallery:
Note: If the Show template page when creating a new workflow box ix checked (the default setting) the template selector will appear. To design a new workflow on a blank canvas, select Blank, or alternatively select a template from one of the categories.
The Nintex Workflow designer will open in the current window.
The Nintex Workflow designer page has three main areas; the Workflow Actions toolbox on the left, the Ribbon at the top and the design canvas in the center.
The Workflow Actions toolbox lists the actions that can be used in the design canvas to create workflows. The actions are divided into groups of related actions. Click the heading of a group to view the actions in that group. The default groupings are:
The names of workflow actions and the groupings can be edited by the Administrator. For more information please refer to the Managing workflow actions.
To resize the toolbox: Click and drag on the expander bar on the inside edge of the toolbox.
To hide the toolbox: Click the drawing pin icon located on the top right corner of the toolbox header. The toolbox will collapse, leaving a visible Workflow Actions tab.
To access the toolbox: Hover over the Workflow Actions tab. The toolbox will remain visible until the mouse is clicked elsewhere in the design canvas.
To make the toolbox remain visible: The toolbox will be visible when the mouse is over it, and will be hidden when the mouse is clicked anywhere in the design canvas.
To make the toolbox remain visible: Click the drawing pin icon to pin the panel open.
To design a workflow, add the desired actions onto the design canvas and configure each action. An action can be placed onto the design canvas by one of two methods:
To configure an action, select the drop-down menu in the title bar of the workflow action once it is on the design canvas.
Configure: Open the action settings dialog to configure the settings of an action.
Copy: Select to copy an action (includes all its configuration settings) and paste in to another location on the design canvas. Once the action has been copied, find the desired location on the design canvas, right-click on a drop zone and select Paste.
Note: The configuration of the pasted action can then be modified independently of the original.
Delete: Select to remove the action and any modifications made to it from the workflow.
Disable: Select to disable the action from the workflow. Once the action is disabled it will be omitted when the workflow is run and hidden from status views. The action will appear dimmed when it is disabled.
Note: When an action is disabled, its child actions are also disabled.
The workflow action can also be disabled from the Actions dialog box. To do this, click Common in the Ribbon and check the Disable box.
The Ribbon menu can be found at the top of the design canvas. The options and related Help files are all listed below.