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Problems editing a previously created form using FB..

Thread began 9/03/2009 12:11 am by steve387748 | Last modified 9/04/2009 5:57 pm by Eric Mittman | 1094 views | 3 replies |

steve387748

Problems editing a previously created form using FB - RESOLVED

I used Security Assist to automatically create the initial login form along with client_Registration.php.

I decided to edit the client_Registration.php form with Form Builder to add a Captcha. When I click Insert->Web Assist - FormBuilder, after having my cursor in the existing form. I click Edit on the Choose a form section of the Wizard. It displays the next window where I see Group: 1 displayed. I click on Group: 1 and then click edit and it shows the current form, but all the names for the fields show the field names from the database rather than the names I had saved. Example is first_name rather than the label that was First Name:

So I went in to each Line number, clicked on the label, renamed it to the more user friendly name (e.g. first_name became First Name:, last_name became Last Name: etc.) and clicked Apply for each label name. I also added validation where I wanted it and eventually saved proceeded to click Finish.

The form looked correct, but I realized that although I had added Captcha as a new line and changed it from text to Captcha, the Captcha didn't appear in the form when I had clicked Finish.

So I decided to go back to the form and try to insert the Captcha again. Problem is that all of the label fields that I had changed don't show up correctly and I have to redo all of the labels yet again. It's as if there is no way to edit an existing form without having to re-label all of the fields each time.

Is there something wrong with what I'm doing or is this how FB behaves? I also saved the work I had done as a category and type and gave it a unique name. Problem is the labels still show the field names from the database that are there rather than the labels I had created.

Then I decided to use a blank php page and use FB rather than SA to create a login form as a test. When inserting the form I chose Log in as the form and chose Sharp as the design. I finished the work and it created the necessary fields on the page. Then I decided I wanted to try adding another field to the login page. How in the heck is this done? I tried the steps I described above for an existing form and couldn't get it to work at all (couldn't see it as an existing form).

What I would like to do is use what exists in the form be it created from SA or FB and add fields or change labels, etc. using FB. Problem is, how is this done? There doesn't seem to be a mode where I can double-click the form or select a tool that will allow me to modify the form after saving it and make the incremental changes I need to make without having to re-label all the label names. In the case of the login form built using FB I couldn't find a way to even edit that form although it was created using FB.

I read the getting started guide for FB and there is a statement on page 5 of the pdf where it has a title "Customizing form elements and modifying validation" The next sentence says there is an edit form interface of CSS Form Builder that allows you to modify each individual form element.... How/where is this "Edit Form interface" that's mentioned?

steve

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Eric Mittman

I think that the problems you are experiencing are due to how you are editing the forms. When you are editing a form that was not created with Form Builder like the login form from Security Assist the field names will be used for the labels. Once you make these changes though in the Form Builder you will be able to retain them so long as you editing from the edit form interface.

The edit form option appears in the property inspector, you must select the CSS Form Builder tag that appears around the form, it is a bluish-green color. When this is selected you will have the options to edit the form, edit the design, or just the contents directly from the property inspector.

CSS Form Builder is designed so that you can save the various parts of the form and the form as a whole so that you don't need to redo any of the editing that has already been done.

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steve387748

Thanks for the helpful info Eric. Did I miss something in the getting started guide for FB where it explains how to edit an existing form? I never found anything regarding the part you mentioned where the form tag is clicked on to see the Edit Form, Edit Design, and Edit Contents tools in the property inspector. Sure makes things a lot easier now that I see the tools. I thought the only way to get to the form builder tool was by using what showed up under the Insert menu. No wonder I had so much trouble.

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Eric Mittman

This does not look to be covered in the Getting Started Guide but is mentioned in the help in the topic CSS Form Builder reentry under Using CSS Form Builder. This help is available from the Help > WebAssist menu.

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