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    How can I insert a table into my form for purchase orders?

    Asked by Kristin  on May 24, 2016 at 11:07 AM

    I'm trying to insert a table into a form for purchase orders.  I'm attaching an image of what I am looking for.





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    Answered by Ben on May 24, 2016 at 12:33 PM

    Thank you for the screenshot. I do however want to ask if you are looking to have such table and then fill it out on your form or fill out the form and have the data submitted stored in such manner instead?

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    Answered by Kristin  on May 24, 2016 at 12:45 PM
    My plan is to have the table available to teachers to fill out and put their purchase requests so that I can have data show up on the form and also be able to extract the data to the person in charge of requisitions.
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    Answered by Ben on May 24, 2016 at 01:45 PM

    Based on your original question and the followup Kristin I do believe that you want to have that table:

    1. editable by people submitting the form

    2. show the previously entered data

    If all 3 are true, then that would not be possible. Through form you could set up the table like structure and allow people visiting it to fill it out, but you would not be able to show the previously added data.

    For that, you would need to use reports or something else which is built to show the data - not to collect the data for what form is for.

    You could include that report into the form, so you can see the previously added details and add new ones, but in such case, you would need to have fields for new entries, which would be separated from the preview of the entered data.

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    Answered by Kristin  on May 24, 2016 at 04:44 PM
    I just need the form to be editable by people submitting the form.
    What do I add “widget” wise to the form?
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    Answered by Ben on May 24, 2016 at 04:51 PM

    OK, to allow people to add their own values and have them shown in a table like structure, you could use one of the two widgets:

    Configurable list - comes with a manual: How to Set Up the Configurable List Widget

    and: Spreadsheet

    Spreadsheet widget has more of a table like structure, while the configurable list offers you more features.

    You could also use Matrix table field (found under Survey fields) with inputs.