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Definition

Form Grid extends the default functionalities of a typical grid element.

Unlike the generic grid element that only accepts standard text field for its inputs, the Enhanced Grid Form Element captures data by making reference to another form element.

Hence, one can take full advantage of what a typical form element has to offer, e.g., validation and formatting.

New Feature

New feature added in Joget Workflow v6.

  • Paging
  • Delete Options
  • Multiple Lines Format Type


Figure 1: Screenshot of Form Grid in sample HR Expenses Claim app


Figure 2: Screenshot of Form Grid in sample HR Expenses Claim app - Add New Row


Figure 3: Form Grid Properties

NameDescription
IDElement ID (By declaring as "entries", a corresponding database table column "c_entries" will be created)
LabelElement Label to be displayed to end user.
FormTarget form to reference to.
Columns

The columns defined here must be correspondent to the Form chosen above.

NameDescription
Value

Field ID of the form element to reference to the target form.

Example:

In "HR Expense Claim Entry" form, there are Form Elements with the ID "date", "category", "purpose", and "formattedAmount".

LabelColumn Label.
Format Type

If you would like to format the returned value, you may make use of the format type.

Default choice: Text.

Available Format Types

  • Text - formats the value as text
  • HTML - outputs data as HTML
  • Multiple lines text - maintains the spacing formatting for multiple lines text, such as TextArea.
  • Decimal - formats as decimal. Number of decimals is expected in the "Format" field.
  • Date - formats as date. Original Date and New Date formats are expected in the "Format" field.

    Format: (original format)|(new format)

    Example of usage:
    Original value:
    5/23/2012
    Expected value: 2012/5/23
    Format :
    M/d/y|y/M/d

    Note: Please refer to Java SimpleDateFormat for date format.

  • File - Show the value as a link to the attachment. Form Def ID is expected in the "Format" field.

    Expected Form Def ID

    Specify the Form Def ID that contains the actual File Upload form element.

  • Image - Show the value as a thumbnail of the attachment. Form Def ID is expected in the "Format" field.

    Expected Form Def ID

    Specify the Form Def ID that contains the actual Image Upload / File Upload form element.

  • Options - Show the label of multiple choice element given the value given. Form Def ID is expected in the "Format" field.

    Expected Form Def ID

    Specify the Form Def ID that contains the actual Select Box / Radio / Check Box form element.

FormatDepending on your chosen Format Type, additional argument may be entered here.
Width

Column width in characters.

Sample

 

Figure 4: Form Grid Properties - UI

NameDescription
Enable Sorting FeatureDetermines if ordering of rows is to be enforced.
Field ID for SortingField to keep the ordering sequence; must correspond with a field id in the target form.
Form Submit Button Label (Normal Mode)Label of the Submit button in normal mode.
Form Submit Button Label (Readonly Mode)

Label of the Submit button in read-only mode.

Display field as Label when readonly?Displays the value of the element as plain text when element is set to "Readonly".
Popup Dialog Height

Specifies the height, in characters.

Sample
Popup Dialog Width

Specifies the width, in characters.

Sample
Readonly

Determines if the element is editable.

Disable Add FeatureDetermines if a new row can be added.
Disable Delete Feature

Determines if a row can be removed.

Delete confirmation messageConfirmation message when deleting a row.
Show Row Numbering?Shows numbering on the grid.
Paging SizeItems to be displayed per page.

 

Figure 5: Form Grid Properties - Validation & Data Binder

NameDescription
Validator

Attach a Validator plugin to validate the input value. Please see Form Validator.

When will validation takes place?

Validation will takes place whenever form is submitted except when it is submitted as "Save as Draft".

Unique ColumnColumn/Field ID to identify record ID.
Min Number of Row Validation (Integer)
Min Number of Row Validation (Integer)
Max Number of Row Validation (Integer)
Max Number of Row Validation (Integer)
Error Message
Error message to be shown when row requirements set above is not met.
Load Binder

Option by default. Grid data will be saved/loaded in JSON format in its defined database cell.

In this example, Multirow Form Binder is used to load data from other form. See list of available Form Binder.

Store Binder

Option by default. Grid data will be saved/loaded in JSON format in its defined database cell.

In this example, Multirow Form Binder is used to load data from other form. See list of available Form Binder.

Delete Associated Grid Data?

If the popup form have grid element(s), this option will delete the inner grid data.

Caution

These 3 options: (Delete Associated Grid Data, Delete Associated Child Form Data, Delete Files), in combination, does apply to nested grid/child elements.

These options traverses the entire form tree. Upon encountering a 'false' condition, it will move on to the next grid/child element.

Example: Consider that the popup form has a form grid, form grid has a subform, subform has a file upload element with abc.pdf. If all options are checked, abc.pdf will be deleted. If all except ONE of the option is checked, abc.pdf will NOT be deleted.

Delete Associated Child Form Data?

If the popup form have child element(s), this option will delete the child data.

Caution

These 3 options: (Delete Associated Grid Data, Delete Associated Child Form Data, Delete Files), in combination, does apply to nested grid/child elements.

Delete Files?

If the popup form contains file upload element, this option will delete the actual uploaded file(s).

Caution

These 3 options: (Delete Associated Grid Data, Delete Associated Child Form Data, Delete Files), in combination, does apply to nested grid/child elements.

Abort Related Running Processes?If there are process instances related to the deleted row, this options will abort those process instances.

Learning More

Download a tutorial app on Grids from Joget Workflow Marketplace to learn more.

Related Tutorials

 



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