Once your web form is ready to use you may want to think about sharing it with other users.
The form builder community is an active one and many users like to see and even use forms that were created by others.
Once you share your form it will appear in the FormLogix ‘shared forms directory‘. (the last 3 shared forms will also appear in the homepage- ‘Latest Forms‘ section). It should be noted that when a user clones your shared form the only thing he actually clones is the form’s design in the form creator. The data that was entered in your form is not part of the ‘share’ operation and it remains private, so in essence when cloning your form another user gets an empty shell that he can fill himself.
Sharing the form may be done from 2 places: from the data center or from within the form builder.
In order to share the form you need to:
1- press on the ‘share’ icon (in the data center you will need to press on the icon in the relevant form row and in the form builder you will need to press on the icon when the form is open).
Share icon in data center
Share icon in form builder
2- choose a tag – a category to which the form will be related.
3- enter the URL of the site where the form is embedded.
4- press on share.
find out how to create a ‘field template‘
Some users want to “show” others the data accumulated in their form. They either want to send people a link to their report/chart, or embed it in their web site so anyone can see.
Using the form builder you can externalize your data, same as you externalize your form. Whether it be the result table or a chart it is possible to make them public.
Steps to share you public report or chart:
1- Enter the form builder “data management” report
2- Get the data you wish to make public ready:
if you want to show all the data make sure that you choose the “*” option in the “rows in page” list box (situated in the toolbox>filter) – this will show all results in 1 page.
If you want to show only a part of the data use the filter in the toolbox to slice it.
3- once the data in the table/chart is ready press on “save” in the toolbox left menu.
4- Give your saved filter/chart a name. Be sure to turn on the “share” checkbox since you cannot make the data/chart public without it. Turn on the “create shortcut” checkbox as well – this will create a direct shortcut to this filter/chart from the data center.
5- Press on “share”. If you wish to send someone a link to your data/chart simply copy the “share url”.
If you wish to embed the data/chart in your website simply enter the width and height of the iframe and copy the generated code in the “iframe url”.