order view allows you to change the order in which fields
should be displayed in the form. You can also group fields together;
this may be helpful when you create a complicated form.
Any field that gets added to the form ends up in the first group. This group always exists and cannot be removed.
You can click on the field id to go directly to the field management screen.
Note that you cannot add or remove any fields in this form; you
have to use the main
contents view of the form for that.
The order and grouping information is used internally by the
test tab of the form, and you can also use it in your own
code. See the Formulator API Reference (to be written; for now
read the source!) for more information on how to do that.
You can reorder fields in a group by moving them up and down in
the group. Select the field you want to move using the checkbox in
front of the field id. Then click on the
Move Up or
button, to move the field up or down respectively. You will see a
feedback message at the top of the screen. You can only move a
single field at a time this way, you select only the field you
want to move!
The first group has a button called
Create at the bottom,
with an input box above it. Fill in the name of the new group that
you want to create there, and press the
Create button. The new group
will be added (as the last group visible).
In order to show more information on a single screen, the groups
are ordered in columns from left to right, then in rows from top
to bottom. The
settings view allows you to modify how many
groups should appear in a single row (the default is 4
groups). Changing this has no impact on the functionality of the
When you add a new group, it will be added to the right of the current last group, if this still fits in a row. Otherwise a new row will be created and the group will be displayed there.
When you create a new group, it remains empty. You can move
several fields into a group by using the
Transfer button of a
group. First select one ore more fields in an old group that you
want to move away. Then, use the
Move to: dropdown list to
select the group to which you want to move the selected fields.
Then, press the
Transfer button. The fields should now disappear
from the origin group and appear in the target group.
You can change the order of the gropus by using the
Move Up and
Move Dn buttons in the
Group section of a group. This moves
the entire group in the group order. You cannot move the first
group (and it therefore has no group movement buttons).
You can rename a group by filling in the new name in the input
box above the
Rename button, and then pressing that button.
You can remove a group by pressing the
Remove button in the
section of the group. The entire group will disappear. Any fields that
were in the group will move to the bottom of the first group;
you cannot lose any fields this way.