Add User profile properties to Nintex Forms

With the latest version of Nintex Forms comes the option to query user profile properties. Let's find out what options are out there.

Many users where requesting options to retrieve profile data from the current user into a Nintex Form.
With SPServices we already had the option to get user profile data in forms, the new version of Nintex Forms just makes it easier.

Create Form variables

I find it easy to make calculations in Form Variables so let's go there.

  1. Click on Add and give the variable a logic name, for Manager we choose Manager
  2. Click in the Formula field on Formula Builder button
  3. On the tab Runtime Functions, all the way down is the userProfileLookup
  4. Double click to add to the formula
  5. Insert the cursor between the parentheses
  6. Click on the Common tab and double click on Current User
  7. Set the cursor after Current User and type ,"Manager"
  8. The full Formula is now: userProfileLookup(Current User,"Manager")
  9. Click op OK and Save.


Display values

Add a Calculated Value to the form, double click it to configure.

  1. Click on the Formula Builder icon
  2. Click on the Form Variables Tab, double click Manager and click op OK
  3. Save the Calculated Value and Publish the form.

In the form below the Current User is bakery\markoz and the manager is bakery\aprils

1 comment

  • Asimina Papakonstantinou

    Do you know where is the choice 'Add Variable 'in Nintex forms?
    I installed the last update but there is nowhere this choice


    Thank you

    Asimina Papakonstantinou Monday, 09 February 2015 12:21 Comment Link

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