- IanAsked on July 29, 2015 at 05:30 AM
I have been exploring the Field Prepopulator app because I want to create a sign-off form for Print Services.
What I was hoping to do was to create a blank, re-usable form (see the link below) that I could then part-populate with the order details, lock those details so that they can't be altered by the client, and then send the form to the client for them to click a check box to confirm that the details are correct (in my example: to complete the last three fields, which as marked as "Required").
I have created the form and set the relevant fields to "Read Only", but when I load the form into the Field prepopulator app, I can't add details into those fields. If I leave the fields as "Not Read Only", the fields can be altered by the final recipient.
Is there a way of doing what I want to do within the Field prepopulator app, or can you suggest another method?
- JotForm SupportWelvinAnswered on July 29, 2015 at 06:31 AM
Set back the fields to writable and populate it with your data first before setting them up as read-only. That should do it.
- JotForm SupportWelvinAnswered on July 29, 2015 at 06:38 AM
By the way, I have forwarded this to our developers so they can look further. Maybe it is possible to allow population in the field even if it's read-only. If there are updates, you should know it in this thread.
- DollyLeviAnswered on July 29, 2015 at 10:46 AM
Thank you for your response, and thank you for forwarding my question to the developers.
I have tried to populate the fields in the Form Builder as you suggest, but, although I can place the cursor in the field, I don't seem to be able to write any text. Or do you mean that I should populate it in the properties? If that's the case, there is a problem if I want to put information in a text area field on separate lines.
My hope, eventually, is to be able to use the form as a master template, so to have to lock and unlock each field will be time-consuming.
- JotForm SupportWelvinAnswered on July 29, 2015 at 12:44 PM
No, I mean to say to set back the "Read Only" in the field properties to "NO" before loading the form in the Field Prepopulator app.
Here's a visual guide of what I mean to say:
After setting it up to "No", open the form again in the populator app. You should then be able to type in the fields.
- DollyLeviAnswered on July 29, 2015 at 01:27 PM
- JotForm SupportWelvinAnswered on July 29, 2015 at 02:19 PM
Yes, that's right ;)
I have to request the read only in the manage multiple fields option to our developers. I moved it here: http://www.jotform.com/answers/623389.
- DollyLeviAnswered on July 30, 2015 at 07:16 AM
That is absolutely brilliant - all my Christmases have come at once!
Many thanks, Nicholas - and thank you, too, Welvin
- JotForm SupportWelvinAnswered on July 30, 2015 at 09:17 AM
You're welcome, Ian.
Please contact us again if we can help in any way.