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Reading display texts from Database
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We have a database with form questions that we use in a few different contexts. I'm curious if anyone has come up with a way to have the form read and display the text from a database. Or even to be able to submit form field directly to a database other than the formtools one.
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Hey goffley, interesting scenario.

The field labels are all stored in the Form Tools database, of course, but the interface always pulls from that field when displaying the field labels - so it's the same in all contexts. I'm trying to think of how you'd ideally do this from a UI point of view... maybe the option to override field labels on a per-View basis?

Ben
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(Jan 8th, 2018, 12:33 PM)Ben Wrote: Hey goffley, interesting scenario.

The field labels are all stored in the Form Tools database, of course, but the interface always pulls from that field when displaying the field labels - so it's the same in all contexts. I'm trying to think of how you'd ideally do this from a UI point of view... maybe the option to override field labels on a per-View basis?

Ben

That might be interesting. I suppose what I am looking to do is have the display text for one question be read from a database. So for example, I have a form with several questions. I have the text of those questions stored in a database, and I'm wondering if in formtools if there is a way to pull the text from that database and have it as the display value in the form.

The other question I had was if there is a way to submit the data entered into a form into another database besides the formtools database. Without it, I have to create custom scripts to transfer the data to another database.
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