Welcome to an article on how to sort items in Collection in SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 using Nintex Workflows. This article will display the action “Sort Items in Collection” for all my readers.
This action will help you to sort the items in a collection and generate a new collection with sorted values.
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.
You will see the following screen, to create a new workflow.
Click on “Create new workflow”.
You will come to the design phase of the Nintex workflows.
Add the action, “Sort Items in Collection” either by right click on the workflow or by dragging and dropping from the left toolbox.
Now let’s configure it.
When you double click on the action the following screen opens up.
a. Target Collection: Choose the variable of a collection from where you want to sort the items.
b. Direction: You can specify the sorting on how you want as in Ascending or Descending.
c. Output: Select a collection variable to store the output of the sorted items.
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.
You will see the screen below.
Give your workflow a name.
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 sort items in Collection in SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 using Nintex Workflows. This action sorts the item in a collection in specified direction and generates a new collection variable storing the sorted items.
We will see more new articles on the actions of Nintex Workflows in the other parts of the article. Till then, keep learning!