WizeHive offers hundreds of great features and capabilities when it comes to building out application forms (i.e. letters of recommendation to creating eligibility quizzes). Our form building tools help our customers quickly and easily build great application and web forms so that they can collect the information they need to make informed decisions as part of their grant, scholarship and awards processes. WizeHive’s new subform builder is one of the great new features that gives our customers something to cheer about!
One aggravating limitation of form builders on the market today (including WizeHive’s until just recently) is that they make it difficult and time consuming to replicate repeating groups of fields in an application or web form. For instance, if you are asking an applicant to provide their work history (i.e. for a grant) you will want to collect start date, end date, and employer name for each of the jobs they’ve had. Until recently, the form builder tool in WizeHive required you to create a lengthy form to accommodate a large number of repeating data sets.
Building lengthy forms to solve the “repeating data set” problem is now a thing of the past! WizeHive just released a new feature called subforms. Subforms allow you to embed a smaller form into the parent application form. For example, you can create a “work history” form (a WizeHive subform) which contains start date, end date, and employer name. The “work history” form is then be embedded into the parent application form. The result is that an applicant can provide work history simply by repeatedly filling out the same information for each of his or her employers.
Subforms are built as webforms and are easy to do. Like other forms within WizeHive, subforms can be styled using CSS. They can be vertically integrated, with the fields going from top to bottom as originally laid out; or can be set so each field becomes a row and appears within your main form as a grid or table. An example of grid configuration can be seen above.
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