Form

Submit a Form to perform actions with input data. The Form component provides a way for users to view and manipulate multiple data fields with their inputs. Upon submission, forms perform functions like creating (inserting) a new data record, updating an existing record, or calling APIs.

Use a form if you expect the user to interact with multiple data fields for the form's function. If you need a user to enter an email and customer name, select an item from a dropdown, and then write a paragraph of text, forms are your best option. This is usually the best component when your function is to create entirely new data records.

Youโ€™re looking to build a tool to allow your business to take new orders over the phone. The tool will need to record the customer name, phone number, address, product SKU, and payment information, and store it in your Orders table in your database.

Because there are multiple fields with user input, you choose to use a Form. For fields like the name and address, you allow the user to type in the text. For the Product SKU and Payment Type, you set up a dropdown selector ("Visa", "Mastercard", etc). When submitted, the form inserts a new Order record with this data into your database.

Create Form

To add a Form, simply drag and drop the Form component to the page and then choose the resource and collection for which you want to generate the form.

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Now, when you fill out the form, you will be able to create a new record in your database.

Customize the Form view

You can customize the form's appearance, such as arranging fields horizontally in multiple columns.

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Examples

Please see some examples and use cases of Forms in the article:

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Multiple Select

One common type of form is Multiple Select. Multiple Select is useful when you want a user to be able to select multiple values. This has many applications for an app, but one common use case is using Multiple Select to filter records in a table.

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