Add, Edit, Delete, Copy, Move Fields

Form fields are the questions that make up a form.  To add a field to your form, go to the Build tab of your form and choose the form field from the left side of the screen.

 

Dock_-__Dock.gif

While we do not limit the number of fields you can add to a form, you will notice decreased builder performance as the number of fields you add increases. This number is not a set threshold, rather a factor of the number of fields, those field types, and the options and text contained within those fields.

Be sure to use a field that is appropriate for the type of content you want to use in that field. For example, if you want to put a lengthy bit of text into the field, we recommend using a Long Answer Field.

Please note: To ensure that all of your information is saved when creating fields, be sure to remain within the field character limits. For example, our Long Answer field can contain up to 60,000 characters vs our Short Answer field which is only intended to hold simple, single-line responses. Pasting too much text into a field can cause the text to disappear when you try to save it.

 

Edit Fields

To edit a field, click on that field and a field editor will slide in from the left of the page. Within the field editor, you can edit the Field Type, Field Label, Field Options, Optional Sub-fields, Field Size, Field Language, and Field Logic.

Edit_Fields_Vid.gif 

Screen_Shot_2019-06-26_at_9.20.37_AM.png

To return to the list of fields, click on the blue arrow.

 

Delete Fields

To delete a field, click on the field then click on the delete button on the left-side edit menu.  A pop-up window will appear asking you to confirm that you really want to delete the field. You can also simply mouse over the field and click the trashcan icon that appears on the right-hand side.

Please Note: If you delete a field from a form that has received submissions, the data from that field will be removed from your Submissions page.

If you accidentally delete a field, you can recover it within 7 days. Learn more about the undo feature here.

Delete_Fields.gif

 

Copy Fields

To copy a field, click on the field then click on the Copy button on the left-side edit menu. You can also simply mouse over the field and click on the pages icon that appears on the right-hand side.

Copy_Fields.gif

 

Please note: Fields need to be copied individually. If you want to copy multiple fields, you will need to manually copy each field and drag it to the appropriate place on the form. This can actually be done fairly quickly if you mouse over the field and click the pages icon that appears on the right-hand side.

 

Move Fields

To move a field, click on the field then click on the directional arrow icon that appears. You can then drag the field wherever you want it on the form.

Move_Fields.gif

 

Please note: It is possible to move fields next to each other vs stacking them. You can find more information on how to build multi-column forms here.

 

Was this article helpful?
7 out of 22 found this helpful

Comments

0 comments

Please sign in to leave a comment.