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Form Inheritance

Thread began 1/20/2011 5:31 am by tops | Last modified 1/20/2011 11:23 am by Jason Byrnes | 830 views | 3 replies |

tops

Form Inheritance

I need three forms on a site, a Registration form, a Volunteer form and a Contact form. I developed the Registration form first, as it was the more complicated. I then saved this form, did a save as for the Volunteer and a save as for the Contact form. I then Edited the Contents of the Contact form, removing the surplus fields and validations, etc. and saved it. Now when I go back into the Registration form, when I Edit Contents, I find I only have the fields of the Contact form, even though they are visible when I do a Live View. If I save the Registration form after editing the contents, I then loose all the fields of the Registration form except the fields in common with the Contact form.

Nearly all of my work with the Registration form has disappeared. How can I avoid this?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Are you working with form presets? or actually saving the form as a php file?

I could see what you are describing as happening when working with form presets. It sounds like you are saving a preset of the contact form, then editing the preset, removing some fields and saving it again overwritting the first preset.

the save as preset dialogue box will give you the option to rename the preset. If yoou use a new name, it wont overwrite the previous preset.

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tops

form inheritance

I was just doing that when you emailed me. Great minds as they say. Thank you very much as your answer confirmed I was on the right track and saved me a lot of experimenting.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you're welcome.

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