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How to simplify complex form or breaking big form into several smaller

It is a good practice to split big web-form to several smaller. You can then join them using redirects. After filling one form user will be redirected to the next one

In QuintaDB you can easily split your big form into several smaller forms and join their logic using a Redirect URL option. Read how you can win from the web form pagination in this blog post.

 

Assuming we have a big and complex form with up to 20 fields. Here we created one. And we definitely want to simplify this form.

 

The Aim of our form is to collect your family info. It asks several questions about you, about your mother, father, grandfather, children and girlfriend. We want to split this form into several smaller forms. And it's obvious that they will ask you all this information separately.

 

The first form will ask you about your information. The second one is about your mother and so on, until all the forms are completed.

 

For achieving it we need to create all these forms. Here is what we've got. Click here and fill the form!

 

Complex form

Trick: Redirect URL for joining forms

Simply create three forms, customize them. And update settings one by one.

The first step is to customize the first form and to copy paste a direct link of the next form. Go to Form menu and next - Redirects tab. See the screenshot below:

How to simplify complex form or breaking big form into several smaller

 

For the second form use the third form direct link.

Splitting complex forms can be done not for all the forms. So, please, be careful before you move to paginated forms, do not delete your previous big one. Hope you've found it useful!


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Igor Petrushenko

Hi!

They can do it using LQE feature or Allow End User edits option.


tsf

Let say a user fill out a survey and there is a thousand users with a login and a password. How can they edit/update this file?

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