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Beach9271
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Form - Aligning Field Heights

Hello,

 

I have an app with a form. The users are tired of scrolling and want to shorten the form itself. Currently the fields are aligned as:

 

Toggle1 - height 50

Toggle2 - height 50

Toggle3 - height 50

Toggle4 - height 50

Toggle5 - height 50

Attachments - height 250

 

They want to align the columns to reduce scrolling and use less space as follows:

 

Toggle1 - height 50                                    Attachments - height 250

Toggle2 - height 50

Toggle3 - height 50

Toggle4 - height 50

Toggle5 - height 50

 

I have tried setting the form to 1 column and 2 columns. I've also tried the X,Y coordinates but cannot seem to align the fields as the Attachments-height 250 ends up changing Toggle1 from a height of 50 to a height of 250 to match the Attachments height thus wasting valuable space:

 

Toggle1 - height 50 250                                    Attachments - height 250

Toggle2 - height 50

Toggle3 - height 50

Toggle4 - height 50

Toggle5 - height 50

 

Any thought on if this is possible or how best to fulfill this request? Thank you in advance.

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RandyHayes
Super User III
Super User III

@Beach9271 

Unfortunately, that level of arrangement is not available as the forms work from a grid or rows that are all equal height.

I can provide two options for you.

1) Split the form - there are some factors to consider with this when "connecting" them back together.  I have some details on splitting forms in a Video on the topic.  Normally everyone will say to Patch the forms when you submit, but this loses all the functionality of the form and wastes it.  But since it is just the attachments that you want to move to the side, then you can easily Patch just the attachments on the OnSuccess of the first form submit.

Ex.

RandyHayes_0-1618960136364.png

 

2) Build your own form.  You can still use all of the features of the EditForm you have, just provide it your own interface instead of the one out of the box.  I have a video on this topic as well.  In particular Part 3 of the video will provide details on that.

 

I hope this is helpful for you.

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Hi Randy!

 

Perfect timing! I was actually just watching one of your form videos seeing if I could find an answer. Couldn't find the height answer but your video is awesome and has a ton of information so thank you for sharing with us 😁

 

I should have added that the data I presented above is actually at the bottom of a single form with 8 fields above the Toggles. Would you concur that this may need to broken into 3 individual forms to work?

 

the first form containing the 8 data fields above the Toggles,

the second form containing the Toggles,

and the third form containing the attachments?

 

Just trying to get an overall idea of how best to approach this. I will definitely be watching your videos as well to figure out how best to achieve the saving of space.

 

Thank you!!!!!!!!

 

RandyHayes
Super User III
Super User III

@Beach9271 

So interesting that you were watching the video at the same time!  Yes, not much on the height issue as there really isn't much. 

 

I would say that you just need to assess your situation and see if the stock form (perhaps broken up in to multiple forms) is the best approach, or putting together your own interface for the form is better.

 

Sometimes you get into a scenario where you also need to "tab" your interface by having the form broken into tabs.  This is a possibility as well.  I have another video on that very topic in the works but it is not published yet.

 

Please do take a look through the videos and see if you have any questions on it or still on the best approach....I'd be happy to provide answers as you might need.

 

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