Is it possbile to use an external workflow in a sharepoint provider hosted app? We can only design the workflow in Visual Studio, but our customer wants to use the existing workflow, which is designed by Nintex. Could we import the workflow in the host web and use it in the app web. It seems to be impossible? or not?

Thanks very much.

  • on prem or office 365? Nintex fully supproted on office 365 app
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Commented Apr 2, 2015 at 14:47
  • Both of them, because we have the provider hosted app. But what do you mean "Nintex fully supported on O365 app"? How can the App call the workflow from Nintex? Thanks.
    – Jie
    Commented Apr 7, 2015 at 8:21
  • this is what i am talking about en-us.nintex.com/workflow-platform/nintex-products#Office-365
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Commented Apr 7, 2015 at 11:55
  • Thanks, but I don't think Nintex 365 could create a workflow inside the AppWeb.
    – Jie
    Commented Apr 8, 2015 at 11:29

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Starting a Host Workflow from an App is nothing but a huge pain. It requires several technical ID, as it depends on Azure workers to start.

Did you ask this question to your Nintex contact ? He should have more customer cases.

Last time I faced this choice, not from Nintex but SP2013 WorkFlow, I've simply been dealing with workflow processes in managed code. So I could finally get rid of headache =D

  • Thanks. I'm preferred to use SP2013 WF in App. But it is impossible to customize the workflow. All of them are dealed with code.
    – Jie
    Commented Apr 7, 2015 at 8:18

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