Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Zoho Creator can make forms dynamic. Get ready to script.

Wanna add some dynamics to your Zoho Creator forms? Then get ready to master Deluge Script first.

First of all I'd like to thank Latha from Zoho Creator support for the detailed answer and sample application.
"Zoho Creator can perform the functions you mentioned in your blog like Hide/show field values based on values in other fields, change the value of a field based on value selected in another field, validate field values, make read only values etc. by adding Deluge Script."

I'd like to make several examples of how Deluge Script looks implementing all above mentioned actions.

–°ustom validation of form data:


Modify form contents dynamically, on form load:


Perform an action after a form data is persisted (for example, send email notification):


Perform field actions (like show/hide fields based on value selected in another field):


Display items in a dropdown based on selection made in another dropdown:


Conclusions:

Well, Zoho Creator makes forms really dynamic and the flexibility you get can surpass other systems, but just in case you are capable of Deluge Scripting. I think, the main peculiarity (or problem?) of Zoho Creator is the fact the user can't do a thing without Deluge Script. Of course, you can do a lot of stuff with it, but unfortunately there is no golden mean option.

7 comments:

  1. THanks for the tips! The seo company I work for has recently began shifting over to using Zoho so I'm working on catching myself up on how to use it. It seems like a really powerful tool and should make my life much easier. Thanks again

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  2. I have been using it for the last 3 weeks and really like how easy it is to setup the Forms. I have dabbled with using Deluge example scripts with mixed results. some of examples are easy and others do not work or lack enough detail to make them work.

    All in all I am enjoying the challeges we face developing with ZOHO creator to improve our service delivery.

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