Based on a post by @Joachim_Mund …
…I just learned that there is a way to present a pop-up Form to collect additional input from a user. It is with the INPUT() function.
I never knew this existed and I don’t ever recall it talked about in any of the posts I’ve read (I don’t read everything ). I thought there is probably a good chance others weren’t aware of it either so I thought I’d pass it along.
- Create a “Set the values” action specifying the target field. Other field updates can be included. You can even specify multiple fields with an INPUT() function and they will all be shown on the Input pop-up Form.
Set the action as a button (Display Prominently) or attach it on Form Saved, etc. I’ll let you explore other places it might can be used.
Run the app, open the row and tap the action button OR edit the row and Save.
The Input Form will open similar to the image below. Notice that the default values specified in the INPUT() function implementation are not set. Otherwise the columns take on their normal Form behavior.
If the columns values have been previously set, those values will be populated in the pop-up Form.
That’s it! How many others didn’t know this existed?