3 Replies Latest reply on May 6, 2014 12:17 PM by Josh_Corey

    New Items on Existing Form

    preachpeace123

      Can items be added to an existing form and will the response spreadsheet reflect the new items?

        • 1. Re: New Items on Existing Form
          jcanepa Adobe Employee

          Yes.  You will need to close the form to submissions while you are adding the new fields, but your collected data will remain and your new fields will be added to the View Responses tab.

          • 2. Re: New Items on Existing Form
            preachpeace123 Level 1

            Thank you . . . we’ll try that . . .

            • 3. Re: New Items on Existing Form
              Josh_Corey Adobe Employee

              Hi;

               

              Yes, a form can be updated adding new items but there are a few things to be aware of.

              1) Be careful editing existing fields or removing existing fields (to delete a field from the form but retain the responses in that column duplicate the column in the response table before you delete the field).

              2) If you have also distributed your form as a PDF it is important to know the existing PDFs you have already downloaded may not work any more and that you should download a new PDF after making your changes and re-distribute the new PDF

               

              Adding fields is straight forward and any new responses would (assuming the user entered data for the field) contain the response in that column.

               

              When you go to make an edit you will be reminded that the form will be closed and will inform you of the PDF issue noted above if you have saved a PDF before.  Remember to re-open the form after making your changes so the form can receive submissions again.

               

              Thanks,

              Josh