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FORMCYCLE 6.2.1

Download 6.2.1

Bug fixes

  • Optimization and stabilization of the update procedure
  • Optimization of the mechanism for reconnecting lost frontend server connections
  • Fixed an bug when using support mails with attached forms
  • Generation of missing functional identifiers (UUIDs)

FORMCYCLE 6.2.0

Download 6.2.0

Version 6.2 introduces a new export format for forms. It is not compatible with previous versions of Xima® Formcycle. If you want to import forms into version 6.1 or 6.0 of Xima® Formcycle, you can choose the compatibility format when exporting a form. However, importing forms into version 5 and 4 is not supported.

Features

Form summary
Creates a PDF document with details about the form, such as the form fields it contains, the configured worfklow, used data source and more.
Word / PDF export
Direct export of FORMCYCLE forms in Word / PDF format, as an alternative to the electronic online form (blank print) or as a template for automatic generation of print receipts.
Reworked form import and export
When you export a form, all data sources and templates used by the form are exported as well. When you import the form later in a different system, these resources can be created if they do not exist yet. In case you do not want to export all resources, you can choose which resources you would like to include in the form export.
Update form
You can update a form with the data from an export file. One common use case is when you want to transfer a form between a test and a live system. In case certain user groups, states, actions, data sources or other resources cannot be found in the target system, a new wizard dialog helps you to quickly resolve these conflicts.
Invite people (with costs)
The new invitation features lets you create a new form record for each person and prefill it with some of their data. You can then send an email to each person with a link to the prefilled form.
Plain text emails
The workflow action email now lets you send email either as HTML (rich text), plain text, or as HTML mixed with plain text.
Password policy
You can now define a password policy for user passwords, such as the minimum number of characters or which characters the password must contain.
Deleting protocol entries
You may now delete old protocol entries, either manually or automaically. This frees memory in the database and may be required by certain privacy policies.
Grant client frontend server permission to all forms
Previously you had to grant access for each form separately. With the new option on the client frontend server, you can grant it access to all forms so that all existing and future forms are available on that frontend server.
Open form with different themes
You can add the URL parameter xfc-rp-theme to a form link to open it with different CSS layouts. For example, you could use with feature to embed the form in different parts of your web page with differently colored themes.
Disable entire pages, containers, or fieldsets
The feature that lets you disable element depending on the user group or current state of the form now works for form elements of type page, container and fieldset as well. All form elements in the container are disabled as well.
Hide buttons for repeated elements
When a trigger element was set for a repeated element, a new option now lets you hide the plus and minus button on the repeated element. This is helpful when you want the number of repetitions to be controlled only by the trigger element.
New cluster settings
New cluster properties were added to control the timeouts for the communication between cluster servers.

Changes

  • When you add a new form element of type buttons, previously only a back and next button was present by default. Now a third submit is present as well.
  • For a Auswahlfeldern element, you can enter a list of selectable options. Each options consists of a title that is shown to the user and a value that is sent when the form is submitted. Now, white spaces at the beginning and end of the value are removed automatically (only when displayed as a drop down list). This lets you now enter default options with an empty value.
  • Line breaks in the value or options of select elements are now ignored, as they are usually added unintentionally (when copying and pasting text).
  • A new property renderStatus was added to the JavaScript object XFC_METADATA in the rendered form.
  • Plugins developers can now let the build time be displayed on the plugin configuration page.
  • Several performance optimizations in the inbox for filters, form-specific inbox views and attachments.

Bug fixes

  • When the user adds a new copy of a repeated element, the value of the newly added element is now always cleared.
  • The answer choices for select elements displayed as Questions are now internationalizable (can be translated into different languages).
  • When a form is opened in preview mode, submitting the form will not create a new form record anymore. Instead, a preview page with the submitted data is shown, similar to the designer preview.
  • The preview mode lets you view the form in different workflow states. The data in the JavaScript object XFC_METADATA.currentProcess is now set correctly.
  • An error sometimes occurred when a page was deleted in the designer and the form was saved afterwards.
  • Several small layout issues in the backend user interface were fixed.

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