Pause Until Date In A Workflow In SharePoint 2013 And Office 365 Using Nintex Workflow


Welcome to an article on how to pause until date in a workflow in SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 using Nintex Workflows. This article will display the action “Pause until Date” so that all my developer friends don’t have to spend much time and effort while using this function in their projects.
This action helps us by pausing the workflow for a period till a date to make the workflow pause to perform other actions. It is a very important feature as we need it in various processes.

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, “Pause until Date” either by right click on the workflow or by dragging and dropping from the left toolbox.

    Pause until Date

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

    double click on the action

    Configure:

    • Date: Specify the date until when you want to pause the workflow.
    • Use date when action is executed:

      Use date

      By checking this option, it will take the current date of the run of the workflow to pause the workflow.

  • 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 screenshot,

    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 on Publish.
  • Your workflow will get published.

So in this article we saw how to pause until date in a workflow 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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