Can you have an edit action attached to a col...

(Tammi Canelli) #1

Can you have an edit action attached to a col in a form?

(Aleksi Alkio) #2

I’m afraid it’s not possible at this moment. You can have it with the detail view.

(Praveen Seshadri (AppSheet)) #3

A form should be used when the intent is to have the user change multiple things in the same row as part of the same change.

A “set-value” action should be used when the intent is to have the user change a single thing (or a few things) in the row automatically.

A quick-edit should be used when the intent is to have the user change a single thing manually in the row.

This usually covers all the common cases.

(Tammi Canelli) #4

Was afraid of that.

The address info is pulling from the referenced table and shows as read only…I need callers to confirm address but if they need to make a change it would mean canceling out of form to edit and then going back in.

Is there a way to make these fields editable in form?

(Grant Stead) #5

@Tammi_Canelli why read only. If it is referenced they should be able to clock into the name and edit the entire record?

(Tammi Canelli) #6

@Grant_Stead they can get to the edit if they back out of the form.

I’m trying to avoid to many clicks and too many navigations for the callers.

(Praveen Seshadri (AppSheet)) #7

@Tammi_Canelli, to verify, you want to automatically fetch the address into a form field, but you want the app user to be able to override it. Is that correct? Why did you want an action for that — or rather, what would an action have been able to do to simplify this scenario?

(Tammi Canelli) #8

@praveen

Well I thought that was the only to be able to edit from within the form.

Is there a way to make the fields that are pulled from the referenced table editable and I’m missing it?