Introduction and Goals
Events are another method of adding functionality to your Form. There are two types of Events, Set Fields, and Custom that are called from a variety of elements.
- Learn when an Event can be called
- Learn about the different types of Events
- Incorporate Bridged Resources into Events
Creating Events is done from three places, a Page (when it loads, or is submitted), Fields when their value is changed, and a Button when it's clicked.
The dialog to create the event is the same for all three. Here's the dialog for an Event based on the Site field from the Cleaning Request form.
The Type and Action are already set so you can see the options.
Example Form Update
Two fields have also been added to the Form, Site Contact Name and Site Contact Email. They are in a section that you can hide as needed.
Action - Custom
Action - Set Fields
Set fields lets you place values into Fields on your Form. It is normally associated with a Bridged Resource, but it isn't required. In our case we are adding more information about the site to the Cleaning Form, so once the Bridged Resource is created, it's a matter of setting information into the Name and contact info fields.
The process of creating a Bridged Resource is identical for an Event as for defaults or lists, with one exception. In lists or defaults, you are prompted to Add New of the Bridged Resource doesn't exist. For Events, you need to go directly to the Form Settings and Add a new Bridged Resource there.
Preparing the Bridge Resource:
Completed Bridged Resource:
There is no Order option because there is only a single return.
Now we're ready for the Event on the Site field.
Set Fields Action
Now that all the other Event fields are set, you can set the values for the Set Fields.
Here's an example with one field set and the options for the other field:
The Values for fields are not limited to one value from the variables dropdown. You can combine static text and multiple variables as needed.
(don't forget to click the + on the right side to save the Field Value mapping)
In the Next Article
This is the end of the 200 level of Front-End topics. Next are some articles on topics for workflow processes.
Story for this Class
The Cleaning Request created in the previous classes is OK, but now we need to improve the User Experience and Workflow.
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