Get an Item From A Dictionary In SharePoint 2013 And Office 365 Using Nintex Workflows


Welcome to an article on how to get an item from a Dictionary in SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 using Nintex Workflows. This article will display the action “Get an Item from a Dictionary” 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, “Get an Item from a Dictionary” either by right click on the workflow or by dragging and dropping from the left toolbox.

    Item from a Dictionary

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

    Get an Item from a Dictionary

    Configure:

    • Dictionary: Choose the variable of a collection from where you will find an item.
    • Item name or path: Provide the name of the item or the path, you want to find from the values stored in the dictionary variable.
    • Output: Select a variable to store the output.
  • 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 screen below.

    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
        – Or you can start your workflow automatically when an item is modified.
  • Click Publish.
  • Your workflow will get published.

So in this article we saw how to get an item from a Dictionary in SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 using Nintex Workflows. This action will be used when we want to have to find an item in a dictionary variable which can use for various purposes in our project.

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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