Can DFFS be used on multiple EditForms?

Forums Dynamic Forms for SharePoint Can DFFS be used on multiple EditForms?

This topic contains 1 reply, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  Alexander Bautz 4 years, 7 months ago.

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  • #6775

    Jeff Law
    Participant

    Hi,

    Im looking at a requirement where there would be 2 editforms for a list.

    The default one would be the standard edit form used to edit pretty much all the fields in the item.
    The second one is a specific form used in certain circumstances to update only a couple of fields.

    In my testing I have created a new Edit Form, called EditFormCustom, and it is not the default edit form. When I edit this form and add the two web parts, overlay and frontend, it goes through the motions of trying to run, and times out. When I click to close the overlay there is no DFFS setup button at the bottom of the form.

    Does DFFS have a restriction that only allows it to work on the default forms?

    This might not be the end of the world, because I am thinking that in order to do this type of thing with the restriction of only one editform, I could still achieve the same thing but passing a parameter to the form when calling it, that I extract from the URL and then expose the tabs that are required for that parameter.

    Would this be the correct/recommended approach to this scenario?

    Regards
    Jeff

  • #6777

    Alexander Bautz
    Keymaster

    Hi,
    Yes, DFFS works only with unmodified, out of the box forms, but your suggested approach should work. Let me know if you have further questions.

    Alexander

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