Configure Wait For Event In List item In SharePoint Office 365 Using Nintex Workflows


Welcome to an article on how to configure Wait for Event in List item in SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 using Nintex Workflows. This article will display the action “Wait for Event in List item” so that all my developer friends don’t have to spend much time and effort while using this function in their projects.

Let’s see the implementation of this functionality.

  • Create a list, Dev Testing.
  • Click on the List tab on the Top ribbon and click on Nintex Workflows.

    Nintex Workflows

  • You will see the following screen, to create a new workflow.
  • Click on “Create new workflow”.

    Create new workflow

  • You will come to the design phase of the Nintex workflows.
  • Add the action, “Wait for Event in List item” either by right click on the workflow or by dragging and dropping from the left toolbox.

    *Wait for Event in List item

  • Now let’s configure it.
  • When you double click on the action the following screen opens up.

    action

    • Event: Here you can select the event when you want to trigger your workflow on what condition.
      • Event: When an item is added.
      • Event: When an item is changed.

        This will help you to apply the condition, when do you have to wait for as when an item is created or modified.

    • List: Choose the list where you want to use this action.
    • Related Item: Here you have to specify till what related item update should the workflow wait for the process.
  • Now we have configured our workflow, let’s go and publish it to use it.
  • Click on Publish on the left corner of the ribbon of Nintex Designer.

    click on publish

  • You will see the following screen:

    publish

  • Give your workflow a name.
  • Description.
  • Choose your task list where it should store the tasks, It will be Workflow Tasks by default.
  • Choose your history list where it should store the history logs, it will be Workflow History by default.
  • Start Options:

    – You can either start your workflow manually.
    – Or you can start your workflow automatically when an item is created. In our case we will initiate when items are created.
    – Or you can start your workflow automatically when an item is modified.

  • Click on Publish.
  • Your workflow will get published.

This action is very beneficiary as in few of our events we sometime s need a value from the form to initiate the process so we can configure this event in such a way that once we receive the value from the related item, we can use that value and initiate our workflow.

So in this article we saw how to configure Wait for Event in List item in SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 using Nintex Workflows, we will see more new articles on the actions of Nintex Workflows in the other parts of the article. Till then, keep learning!

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