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Feature Suggestions - Ben - Mar 30th, 2009

Please use this thread to post any feature suggestions for the API functionality - anything concerning expanding existing functionality or adding new functions.

From another post:
- Expand ft_api_show_submisisons to support searches as well.


RE: Feature Suggestions - stevenheidel - Mar 30th, 2009

(Mar 30th, 2009, 10:59 AM)Ben Wrote: Please use this thread to post any feature suggestions for the API functionality - anything concerning expanding existing functionality or adding new functions.

From another post:
- Expand ft_api_show_submisisons to support searches as well.

+1

Also, I don't know how to format the list of submissions, maybe this is something that could be added?


RE: Feature Suggestions - Ben - Mar 30th, 2009

Hey Steven,

Formatting is done through the Export Manager. You can build whatever export types you want, customizing the formatting rules there. Most of the time you'll just specify HTML, but it supports any character-based output (XML, CSV, etc).

All you need to do is create the new export type, then pass that value to the function.

Hope this helps!


RE: Feature Suggestions - stevenheidel - Mar 30th, 2009

(Mar 30th, 2009, 2:08 PM)Ben Wrote: Hey Steven,

Formatting is done through the Export Manager. You can build whatever export types you want, customizing the formatting rules there. Most of the time you'll just specify HTML, but it supports any character-based output (XML, CSV, etc).

All you need to do is create the new export type, then pass that value to the function.

Hope this helps!

You're amazing. Thanks.


RE: Feature Suggestions - Ben - Nov 7th, 2009

From martin_undefined, discussed in this thread:
http://forums.formtools.org/showthread.php?tid=359

Add option to store fields values between multiple submissions, so that users don't have to re-enter the same form fields again and again.


RE: Feature Suggestions: automatic form creation? - prometheus - Jun 15th, 2011

Here's an idea that I've been playing around with on my own w/ FormTools: automated form generation.

The concept: multi-user database (<100 users), each has access to a certain form/series of pre-designed forms (based on what package they ordered). For instance: loan pre-approval form. Each user has access to their own form+submission data, but not other users', yet it's stored in a central server.

The ability to auto-add the form + set up database fields + auto-import a pre-made email template would be swell.

Did that make sense..? Do-able?


RE: Feature Suggestions - Ben - Jun 17th, 2011

Quote:Did that make sense..? Do-able?

Yes and yes! And yes, automated form generation is something I've had on my list since starting Form Tools 2. But I'll be honest, nothing is coming soon. Far, far too much other work to do first.

Thanks for the post though!

- Ben


RE: Feature Suggestions - coreym - Sep 11th, 2012

It would be real nice to have an API function to remove submissions from the database by submission ID. I periodically download the submissions to a local CRM and would like to remove them from the formtools database.