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Problems editing existing form

Thread began 5/11/2012 3:56 pm by evansg7124312885 | Last modified 5/11/2012 4:31 pm by Jason Byrnes | 495 views | 4 replies |

evansg7124312885

Problems editing existing form

I have been having trouble with editing existing forms. I have only ran Forms once since upgrading to DataBridge 1.0.2 last night, and today I have seen no signs of lock up or crashing of Dreamweaver and all appears to run normally until I get to the end and return to Dreamweaver.

The problem in this example is that I all of my validation text entries disappear and my spry tips lose there formatting and appear black instead of red. 2 of the image attachments are my design view before and after editing. The third is a screen shot of the error message that comes up referring me to what I think is the confirm password area. I have seen this problem before and been able to correct with 2 undos.

The zip files are of the same file before and after editing the form design.

I have not tried to edit the form's contents since upgrade, but that has triggered the same errors cited above. I can tell you that prior to this upgrade, creating a form seemed to go just fine, it was subsequent edits that caused problems. Previously I could work around some of this problem by not requiring the Confirm Password validation in the Form tool and then applying in Design View.

I am working with DW 5.5 on Mac OS Lion. My installed extensions are ECart 5.0.4, Design Extender 1.0.6, and DataBridge 1.0.2 installed in that order.

Thanks for the assistance with this,

Attached Files
registration2.php.zip
registration2_AFTER_EDIT.php.zip
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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

form builder is a tool for Creating forms and should not be used to edit them. even if the for was originally created with form builder, it should not be used to make edits to the form. especially if you made modifications to the form after creating it. Form builder has no way of knowing what modifications you may have made t retain them.

"editing" the form is basically the same as creating it again from scratch. there are simply to many things you can do to modify a form after it is created for form builder to be able to maintain the changes on editing the form.


Use form builder only for the initial building of the form, not for editing it afterwards.

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evansg7124312885

I can do that

Funny you said that, that is what I have been doing with this problem in the past.

If the entire faulty form is selected and deleted, will this also get rid of the validations, show ifs, and all the other stuff that is all over the place in the code or am I better off to start with a whole new file?

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evansg7124312885

Also, I have built up quite a collection of old templates because every time I thought I ahd a winner of a design ,I would save preset. where do I go to get rid of the excess?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

no, delting the form wont get rid of all of the code.

you would need to delete the rest of the code manually.

open the preset manager to mange your presets. you can select a preset and then delete it there.

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