Episerver forms - share form elements

Member since: 2015

Hi,

Is it possible to create a standalone form element that is stored in a folder that can be dragged and dropped into several forms?

We have a lot of forms that use fields such as FirstName, LastName, Email, PostCode, all with the same text and validation. Currently, we have to repeat the steps for creating the same element in each and every form we have. 

Any help / recommendation would be appreciated!

Kind regards,

Nicola

#176372 Mar 17, 2017 4:00
  • Member since: 2008

    I've not tried but it should be possible. Select the form you want > Blocks tab > "For this form" folder > Move the form element out into a shared folder and reuse as you wish.

    David

    #176412 Mar 18, 2017 0:57
  • Member since: 2015

    Thanks for the reply David. That's the feature I have been looking for but unfortunately there's no way currently to move form elements from a form to another folder. You also can't currently create a standalone form element inside a shared folder like how you can for blocks.

    #176439 Mar 20, 2017 4:07
  • Member since: 2008

    Hi

    I've just tried it and the following should work:

    • Browse to the form you want to share elements from
    • Click the blocks tab
    • Scroll down and find the "For this form" folder
    • Pick the form field you want to share and move it into one of the block folders (maybe a new folder called "Shared form elements"
    • Create a new form
    • Browse to the blocks tab
    • Drag the form element from that folder

    David

    #176491 Edited, Mar 20, 2017 13:20
  • Member since: 2008

    Also this is a picture of the sharing form elements in action:

    #176503 Mar 20, 2017 14:07
  • Member since: 2015

    Thank you David! I didn't realise there a "For this form" folder under the Blocks tab. Working now :)

    #176536 Mar 20, 2017 23:51