Enable Or Disable Fields Using Rule In Nintex Forms On SharePoint 2013 & Office 365

Welcome to an article on “Enable or Disable Fields using rule in Nintex Forms on SharePoint 2013 & Office 365.” This article will be used for every simple form you build on Nintex in SharePoint so I would like to walk you through this functionality on Nintex.

Sometimes we need to enable or disable fields based on a Yes/No field or a check box. In this article we will see the same functionality using rules.
Let’s see how.

  • On your list or library ribbon, click on Nintex Forms.


  • You will reach the Nintex Designer View as per the screen below.


  • In our case, I have created a Enable/Disable, a yes/no column check box with the default title field and on the selection of the check box will try to enable the title field which will be disabled by default.


  • So, let’s add a rule.
  • On your right corner of the designer you will find a button Add Rule.


  • Click on it.
  • The below Rules bar will open.


  • On the bar, click on Add and configure your rule,

    a. Name :- Provide a name to the rule.
    b. Rule Type:- As for our case it will be ‘Formatting’.
    c. Condition:- Our condition will be not(EnableDisable) which means if my field is not checked in, it
    should be a valid rule.
    d. We have checked in the ‘Disable’ check box so our field will be disabled unless the condition is

  • Let’s publish the form now after making the changes.


  • Once you click on Publish, click on Create New Item.
  • The screen below of the new form opens with the field disabled by default.


  • Now when you will check the Enable/Disable field check box.
  • The rule will apply and our Title field will become enabled.


  • And it will apply vice versa when you check out.

Here you saw in this article how to enable or disable fields based on yes /no check box. Keep reading articles and keep learning.

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