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    Sharon

    Hi, just purchased your product and am playing around with it. I have some questions.

    Is the completed PDF form saved somewhere or is the merge regenerated each time the form is downloaded?

    If the merge is performed each time, are the merge setting files deleted after a period of time? Are they saved to MySQL?

    Under the Settings tab, what is the Embedded Forms option?

    How long are backups stored?

    The “select dataset to export” is either grayed out or reads: “This form does not contain datasets” – but the merge to PDF does work. ??

    If we need to put “dataset=[ID]” in the shortcode – why not make that automatic?

    Thanks. Loving it so far.

    #4095 Reply

    admin
    Keymaster

    Really good questions, thank you for asking!

    Q: Is the completed PDF form saved somewhere or is the merge regenerated each time the form is downloaded?
    A: Completed PDFs are NOT saved anywhere. You do have the option to automatically attach them to emails, which would ‘save’ them in an email account…

    Q: If the merge is performed each time, are the merge setting files deleted after a period of time? Are they saved to MySQL?
    A: The merge is performed each time by the shortcode, therefore ‘merge setting files’ do not exist. Rather, merges are managed by the Field Map Layout found in the plugin admin screen. The shortcode tells WordPress which Formidable Form, Dataset and Field Map Layout to use.

    Q: Under the Settings tab, what is the Embedded Forms option?
    A: Required to define a uniqueID to be used by the Plugin to merge a Formidable Embedded Form section to it’s main form.

    Q: How long are backups stored?
    A: Field Map Layout Backups can only be deleted manually by Admin users, not automatically by the plugin.

    Q: The “select dataset to export” is either grayed out or reads: “This form does not contain datasets” – but the merge to PDF does work. ??
    A: The PDF form will open, but not merged with any data. This functionality may be revised in the near future as the results are not expected, needed or desired… (we really didn’t notice it – thanks!)

    Q: If we need to put “dataset=[ID]” in the shortcode – why not make that automatic?
    A: The [id] is used by the Shortcode to merge the ‘current dataset’ while in a specific form or view, but doesn’t work in a email or static web page. There are many uses a site would want the Shortcode to have static or other dynamic data populating the “dataset=x” parameter. [id] is just another way to populate the parameter.

    We remain at your service, and look forward to any further questions.

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    Sharon

    Thanks for the quick responses.

    About the embedded forms option. So every time I create a Formidable form that has an embedded form, I have to add it to this list – right?

    #4120 Reply

    admin
    Keymaster

    Correct, and you’re very welcome – it’s always our pleasure to be of service.

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