Data Table Controls and Validation

Jeff_146001 Posts: 296 admin
edited May 2020 in Show and Tell

The new option to add Data Tables to Web Forms in the May 19 release will open up a wide range of use cases, enabling you to replace the back-and-forth emailing of spreadsheets and better supporting your needs for forms that gather multiple records.

In many cases, you can take the data table that the end user completes in the web form and use it as is. In some cases, though, you'll want to copy the data from the web form data table back to a source data table, and you'll want to only copy data from specific columns, leaving data from other columns unchanged.

To accomplish this:

Please see attached for a sample workflow template (zipped) that you can import into your team to see how this approach can be implemented.


  • When a data table is in a webform, does the Required toggle have any effect?

  • Jeff_146001
    Jeff_146001 Posts: 296 admin

    @Kevin_579059 It does not have any effect currently. Would you like it to have the same effect as fields -- every cell for a required column would need to be filled in with some data before the form could be submitted?

  • I could see it getting very difficult to set requirements for each cell in the data table. At the very least, maybe the Required toggle would require the user to make one change? I'm not certain yet, need to explore this option more!