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You can find your AsdeqForms by logging in to your Asdeq Enterprise Server as an administrator. Click the Forms tab to view, edit, and create new forms. 

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When you copy a form all of the form files are copied to a new folder in the Default Form Creation Location

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Exporting

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and Importing Form Definitions

Form definitions can be exported as a single file from an AsdeqForms Server. This is useful when transferring a form definition between Development/UAT to a Production environment.

The form definitions are exported as an .afdz file - AsdeqForms Definition Zip containing the main form resources such as the Schema, Javascript and CSS files.

To export a form definition file (.afdz):

  1. go to the Form Management page click on a form to view its properties and select the Basics tab.
  2. At the bottom right of the page there is a link Export to File that can be used to export the current published versioned of the form.

This will download the form definition file to your local browser.

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The form definition file

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  • Schema definition
  • Javascript resource file
  • Form CSS file
  • Resources that exist in the resources folder such as images
  • Export settings and some advanced setting

 

Items that are not included:

  • Sharing information
  • Resources that are added from Source Locations outside of the default form location. (i.e. Resources not in the default resources folder)
  • Form drafts and submissions
  • Form exports

 

 

Importing a form definition

The form definition file can either be imported as a new form or it can be imported to an existing form definition.

To import as a new form

To import a form from an existing form definition file:

  1. Select (+)New Form to start the Create New Form wizard.
  2. The Create New Form window appears. You can enter a Name and Description for the form.
  3. Select Import a form definition file (.afdz).
  4. Select Choose file to select the .afdz file and select Save
  5. Once your form is saved you will have the option to select Done to save the form for editing later or Edit Form Now to launch the form editor.

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    Form definition files can be exported from the Basic tab in the Form Configuration

To import to an existing form

To import to an existing form definition go to the Form Management page click on the desired form to view its properties and select the Basics tab.

On the Basics tab there is a link at bottom right of the tab - Import Definition (.afdz)

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Step 1 - The screen contains information about the import process:

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The rules for updating an existing form are more complicated than created a new form.

    • The form definition XML and script will be extracted and used to replace this form's XML definition and script.
    • A new draft version of this form will be created, replacing any existing draft. The published version will not be affected.
    • It is recommended to backup the existing form by download the .afdz incase of any issues.

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Step 2 - Drag the .afdz file or use the browse for file option to upload the form.

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Step 3 - Is confirmation of the import showing how the form definition has been updated.

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Changes made by the import can be rolled back by discarding the draft using the Visual Editor.

 

 

 

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See Exporting and Importing Form Definitions for detailed information on exporting and importing.



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Deleting a Form

To Delete an existing form:

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