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2. Forms Dashboard & Creating Forms

Forms are the main building blocks of applications. Just like with paper forms in an office, GW Apps forms help users enter the correct information and display it in a structured and well defined way. Users create, read, review and edit the application’s data via forms.

An App Designer can access the Forms Dashboard, where they can create and edit GW Apps forms, by clicking on the Forms button from the left side navigator.

Forms Dashboard

The Forms Dashboard shows all available forms for the current application, displayed as a set of tiles. An App Designer can create and update them from here. Clicking on a form’s tile will display the Info Panel: The right side information panel, with summary information about the currently selected form. Double clicking on a form’s tile will open the form in the Form Editor.

Forms Dashboard

Each form tile also has the following buttons:

Item Description
Delete – Deletes the form from the application.
Edit – Opens the form in the Form Editor

Creating a New Form

To create a new form, click on the + New Form button on the action bar at the top of the screen. You will be presented with the Create Form dialog:

New Form Dialog
Item Description
Name Enter the name of the new form.
Description Enter a description for the form, help clarify its purpose.
Form Creators Select the names of the Roles that will be allowed to create new records of this type. You can leave it as the default value for now and update if you don’t have the roles organized yet.
Click to close the dialog and cancel the new form creation.
Click to close the dialog, create the new form, and be taken to the form designer with the new form loaded.

Next Steps

Below are links to articles that cover how the form designer works:
Form Editor Overview
Below is the link to the dashboard and form creation part of the Building an Expense Reports App tutorial series:
Part 3 – Starting the Expense Reports Form
Updated on June 11, 2019

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