Field References

Source References In certain contexts, field names may be referenced from within a filter string. In almost all situations, there is a source (or context) form where you can access fields like so: [Fieldname] This can be within a more complex expression: [Date] < CURRENT_DATE AND [Score] > 5 In […]

Tips in Microsoft Word

Word includes a few keyboard shortcuts and other tricks that can help when dealing with Merge fields. Creating a new Field Press Ctrl+F9 to create an empty field. Note that this is not a ‘merge field’, and you will have to enter content to make it into one. This is […]

Field Validation

Validation Options Validation is used to test entered data against a set of rules in order to ensure that the data in the system is kept clean and logical. The validation settings for any field can be found by looking at the properties of the field in the form designer. […]

Mail Merge Expressions and Directives

As of version 5.2 of the Nimblex Platform, we have added several special directives to the Mail Merge system: if <Expr> foreach $item in <Expr> foreach ($index, $item) in <Expr> value-of  <Expr> These special directives take the form of a Microsoft Word MergeField preceded by an exclamation mark (!). E.g. […]

Department Hierarchy

An example organisation structure using departments and positions: Why use a department structure? This is a more accurate way to manage the real organisational structure. In this case both the departments and users have to be managed to attain the proper workflow. From the Control Panel, an Administrator has to […]


This is an example of an organisational structure driven by supervisor relationships: Manage workflow This is one way of managing the organisational structure and workflow of a system within Nimblex platform. An Administrator will have to maintain the Users and groups using the ‘Users and Groups’ link under Security section […]