In an effort to keep you up-to-date and informed on what’s going on at FormAssembly, we’re going to start posting a summary of updates every week. For our first installment, here’s the rundown of what we’ve been doing around here this week.
Additional prefilling options including POST support
We’ve updated the form prefilling capabilities to be more robust and versatile. Most importantly, prefilling now supports POST requests. POST requests are useful when prefilling with a link parameter is not possible, such as when you have too much data or when you would like data to remain confidential. For more information on implementing POST requests for prefilling your forms, see the help documentation.
Bahasa Melayu (Malay) and Lietuvių (Lithuanian) are now supported on FormAssembly.com. As always, we rely on your expertise to help translate FormAssembly and make it available for others around the world. If you are fluent in either of these languages, or any of the other languages supported on FormAssembly, you can contribute translations here.
Updated Documentation: Sorting exported data in Excel
If you’ve used repeated fields in your forms and then exported your data to Excel, you may have noticed that sorting (by last name, for example) causes all the repeated sections to appear together at the bottom of the spreadsheet. The relationship between the repeated rows and the “master” rows is lost, making the data difficult to use. While there is no perfect solution for this problem, we have documented a workaround that will enable you to use your data with minimal extra work. You can read about the workaround and watch a two minute screencast here.
“Fullscreen” in AppExchange
For AppExchange users, we’ve added a fullscreen link so that you can have more room to work on your forms from your Salesforce account. Simply click the link to open FormAssembly in a larger window. This will make your forms easier to use, edit, and view.
We hope you find some or all of these updates helpful. If you have comments or suggestions, we’d love to hear them. Leave comments here, and make suggestions over at the UserVoice forum.