Precursor

The app must have a login, see this article to create a login

Content forms enable a user to manage app content like news, discussions, and contacts in one place.

Features

A manage content form offers the following features:

  1. Users can save news, discussions, contacts, and more
  2. App managers can collect information about when users used the app
  3. Users can manage multiple kinds of content in the app

Get Started

To create a manage content form you will need to:

  1. Create a new screen called “Manage content”
  2. Create your form and link it to a data source
  3. Test the form by submitting an entry and checking the data source

Step 1 – Create a new screen called “Manage content”

  1. Click on the “Add screens” button
  2. Select the blank screen
  3. Click on the “Add 1 new screen button”
  4. Type the title “Manage content”
  5. Click “Add screen”
  6. Drag and drop the form component to your blank screen
  7. Next to blank, select “use”

Step 2 – Create your form and link it to a data source

  1. In the edit form tab, build your form to include all fields you require. To learn more about how to configure your form, see here
  2. Use the “Add fields” button to create your form, ensuring to add a user email field
  3. Once you have configured your form, click “Save & Close”
  4. Go to the settings tab
  5. Click the drop-down menu under Select a data source to store the form submissions and choose “Create a new data source”
  6. Name your data source
  7. Click configure security rules
  8. Under “Submission”, When the form is submitted, mark the box next to “Add a submission to a data source”
  9. Choose if you wish to generate an email when the form is submitted
  10. Under “After the form has been submitted” choose the screen you would like to direct the user to
  11. Click “Save and Close”

Step 3 – Test the form by submitting an entry and checking the data source

  1. To test your form, switch to preview mode and log in
  2. Fill in the form and click the submit button, you should be redirected to the chosen screen
  3. Switch back to edit mode, go to the Manage Content screen and click on the form component. Click on the settings tab, then click on the blue highlighted “edit data source” text
  4. Check that the values were recorded in the data source