Choices for creating new forms. You can create empty forms or use a user (plugin) templates. Moreover, previously exported forms can be imported as well.

Overview

The button Create new form on the dashboard or on the form overview page opens the page or dialog for creating forms (see figure). There are serveral ways of creating new forms:

Empty form
Creates a completely empty form and opens the Xima® Formcycle Designer for editing.
Import form
Opens a selection dialog through which previously exported forms can be imported. See form import. There are two different mechanisms for importing forms. Which import mechanism is used depends on the Xima® Formcycle version where you exported the form.
Using form templates
Already existing forms can be saved as templates via the form menu. These templates may be used as a quick start for form creation. The settings of the form template will be preserved. This includes the form files, the workflow processing, double opt-in, inbox and data table settings.
Using plugin templates
Form templates (with workflow processing) can also be added by plugins. If plugin templates are installed, they will show up here.

A form dependency could not be resolved automatically. Every dependency will be listed with its (1) name and (2) a description of where the dependency is needed within the form. In this case the CSS template that is being used as the form theme already exists but is not identical with the one in the form export file. The user now has the option to either (3) override the exisiting template, (4) create a new template or (5) ignore this dependency alltogether.

Form exports from Xima® Formcycle below version 6.2

After selecting a form export file, the form will be imported. Xima® Formcycle attempts to resolve possible dependencies to files & templates, inboxes, data sources, etc. during the import process. If no matching element is found, the dependency can not be resolved. You will need to edit the form and its settings manually.

Form exports from Xima® Formcycle since version 6.2 6.2.0+ 

The import of forms since Xima® Formcycle version 6.2 allows you to update or create existing or missing form dependencies. This means that files & templates, inboxes, data sources, etc. can be updated or created during the import process. Xima® Formcycle tries to automate this process as much as possible, so that existing and unchanged dependencies will be resolved automatically. If a dependency could not be resolved automatically, you need to decide how the dependency should be resolved. After the form import, all non-resolved dependencies will be listed in a dialog (see figure).

When you need to resolve a dependency?

If a form dependency does not exist yet; or it does exist but is not identical to the element in the export file, then you need to resolve this dependency manually. For example, if a missing client file is needed by a workflow action, you have the option to create that file.

Access restriction

If the form of the form export has any access restriction that might exclude the user, then the user can remove those restrictions.

If the form of the form export has any access restriction to existing user groups and you are neither a client administrator nor part of these user groups, you have the opportunity to change the access restrictions.

If a restriction exists for form visibility or form editability, you have the following options:

  Join the user group
This option only exists you have the necessary permission to edit user groups. By joining the selected user group, you will gain the needed permissions to edit or view the form.
Remove restriction
There will not be any restriction anymore.
Keep restriction
The restriction will be unchanged. This will lead to you being unable to view or edit the form after it has been updated.

Form dependencies

A form dependency could not be resolved automatically. Every dependency will be listed with its name (1) and a description (2) of where the dependency is needed within the form. Here the CSS template used as the form theme exists already, but is not identical with the one in the form export file. You now have the option to either override the existing template (3), create a new template (4) or ignore this dependency altogether (5).

Form dependencies are files & templates, inboxes, data source, etc. that are used by the form. These dependencies may be used by the form (e.g. for select elements), by the form's settings or in the workflow configuration of the form (e.g. configuration of an action). Depending on the type of the form dependency, the following options are available to resolve the dependency (see figure):

  Override
An element may be overridden if it exists already within the system. This option is not available for inboxes and user groups.
Create
The dependency will be created as a new element in the system. If necessary, the element will be renamed.
  Use alternative
This option is only available for user groups and inboxes. Instead of creating the element, an alternative may be chosen.
Ignore (not recommended)
The form dependency will be ignored altogether. This may lead to issues in displaying and processing the form.

Worth to note

Default inbox
If a form dependency is the default inbox, please note that all new form records will be placed in that inbox. To view those form records, you need to have permission for the inbox. However, if the dependency is ignored, then the system inbox default inbox will be the default inbox of the form. See form inbox configuration and inboxes for more information.
Form visibility / form editability
If a form dependency is a user group for the form visibility or form editability and could not be resolved, then only users of the selected or newly created user group may see or edit the form. This means that if you are not part of the selected user group and no client admin either, you will not be able to see or edit the form until you are a member of that user group. If the dependency is ignored, this access restriction is also ignored. See form access configuration for more information .
Created by gru on 25.03.2019, 11:58
Translated into en by gru on 25.03.2019, 11:58
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