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Working with Form Data

The Form Data Browser is best used via the search. All of the actions described here are available from the search results view, and search saves you hunting through all of the directories in the explorer for the data you need.

Once you have found a form data entry, right-click on it for a menu of actions.

View This Data

Viewing data shows you a read only view of a form and any data that is relevant to it. Data is loaded from the iCM object with this ID. Fields are mapped by name to the properties of the object.

This view shows all of the fields and pages of a form, whether or not there is any saved data to be displayed.

Edit This Data

Editing data loads a form in iCM, and populates the field values with data from the iCM object whose ID matches that of the entry being edited. Fields are mapped by name to the properties of the object.

Editing form data should be done with caution as all of the JavaScript handlers and functions, as well as all of the form's action fields, will be present and working when you use the form in iCM to edit data.

See the Form Data Overview for a more detailed discussion of this.

Note that when you edit data, the object's label and created date/time remain the same. The "last updated" property will be updated.

Delete This Data

Deleting data will load a read-only view of the form data with a "Delete this data" action in the action panel.

The underlying iCM object with this ID is deleted.

Export This Data

Use the export option to export a copy of this iCM object data as an XML document. When working from the explorer you can export form data entries one at a time. To export lots of saved data, first load it into the search. Data remains in the iCM database (the export doesn't delete it).

Create Data of this Type

The Form Data Browser is, amongst other things, a rendering of an iCM form within iCM rather than on your website.

This means you can load and submit the form from within the Form Data Browser to create data of this form's type.

As with all forms, you'll need to include a "Database Save Action" and a submit button to be able to save form data.

Last modified on 09 March 2020

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