Using Created and Created By in Forms

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    • #19860
      Keith Hudson
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      I have a list in which I have changed the name of the “Created” field to “Date Requested” and the “Created By” field to “Requestor”. I would like to be able to place those fields on tabs within my DFFS form, but they do not appear in the field picker when adding a field to the tab. Is this expected behavior?

      I am using the version of DFFS dated 2018-02-12.

    • #19896
      Alexander Bautz
      Keymaster

      Hi,
      Yes, this is sort of “by design” because these fields are not part of the fields available to use in a form. I guess I could make it appear in the field picker somehow, but you might be able to fix it in your form like this.

      Start by adding a HTML section in the tab with the Unique ID “CreatedBy”.Then add this to the Custom JS:

      (function addCreatedByToTab(){
          var b = [];
          b.push("<tr>");
          b.push("<td class='ms-formlabel'>");
          b.push("<span class='ms-h3 ms-standardheader'>Created by</span>");
          b.push("</td>");
          b.push("<td class='ms-formbody'>");
          b.push(spjs.dffs.beforeProperties.Author[0]);
          b.push("</td>");
          b.push("</tr>");
          jQuery("#dffsHTML_CreatedBy").replaceWith(b.join(""));
      })();

      Alexander

    • #28151
      Vidya
      Participant

      Hi Alexander,

      I tried the above customJS and getting this error, please see attched.

      Thanks,
      Vidya

      • #28154
        Alexander Bautz
        Keymaster

        Are you trying to use this in NewForm? – if so, the Author property is not available because the item hasn’t been saved yet.

        Alexander

    • #28158
      Vidya
      Participant

      Yes i was….sigh…thank you!

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