Morning all. Another month, another update. Some pretty damn interesting ones at that.
Let’s get straight to it. New to Nintex Workflow for Office 365 are:
- State machine
- Run If
- Action Labels
Short but sweet right. And believe me, these features really are sweet!State Machine
It’s logical that this be released to the O365 product as it is such a staple on premise. Logical that it can be found under the ‘Logic and Flow’ action heading as well.
Here are some interesting things about the ‘State Machine’ in Office 365:
- When you drag a ‘State Machine’ action onto the canvas, it automatically adds ‘Change State’ actions to the branches
- When you add new branches to a State Machine, it adds new ‘Change State’ actions to those new branches
- When you inevitably make a mistake, or simple need to change your workflow, you can reorder the ‘State Machine’ branches
- When a workflow is making use of a ‘State Machine’ on the O365 product, the state change is pretty much instantaneous
Another logical addition. The ‘Run If’ is pretty much as you’d expect, comparing 2 values and looping until those values meet a criteria. I haven’t tried this yet, but I’m betting this loops around at lightening pace too.
Why not let me know what you find out?Action Labels
Always good to label things, especially if you have slight OCD tendencies like I do, or if you think best practice is a good idea. Which I do, as it happens.
So what would a workflow look like that makes use of all these new features? Let’s have a little look, hey?
Short and sweet. Nothing like me.
Want to see a video of these features in action? Try a blog post from colleague Vadim Tabakman
Want to know what’s new in your Nintex Workflow for Office 365 app as soon as it happens? Well, Nintex have you covered there as well.
Till the next time..