How to use SPARK and its features.165
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  • Jim Hidson
01/26/2019 10:28 PM

We are very excited to announce the releasing of SPARK Forms Builder for SharePoint version (7.9.145.260), which has great improvements and important fixes, such as:

 

  • Major enhancements on forms performance.
  • Major enhancements on exporting forms into optimized PDF files.
  • A new important cases have been added to the "Case Manager" tool.
  • Condition Builder Tool.
  • Controls Priorities Tool.
  • Form Debugging Tool.
  • Advanced Repeater Control (Support Nested Repeaters, improved performance and stability).
  • Panels Table Control.
  • Accordion Control.
  • QR Control.
  • Splitter Control.
  • HTML Text Control.
  • PDF Page Break Control.
  • Enhancements on "Rules Manager".
  • Enhancements on "CAML Query Builder".
  • Enhancements on designing tools.
  • New important functions.
  • Many Other New Improvements.
  • Important fixes.

 

 

And many other great new enhancements and features,  More Details...

1/26/2019 10:28 PMNoSPARK Forms
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  • Jim Hidson
19/20/2018 9:41 AM

​The list being referred to in the List Grid view may have dozens of fields and some may be multiline texts. Is there a way, either by specifying a view on the list or customizing the CAML, to return only some of the fields into the view?

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  • Mike Odeh
19/20/2018 8:48 AM

​When I select that option any fields inside panel jump around and it's not easy getting back where I want them to be.

I tested with one of your templates and it does the same thing. 
how i can acheive a relative panels that can shift automatically up and down when show\hide panels in the form?

Jim Hidson9/23/2018 5:35 AMNoSPARK Forms
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  • Rafeef Sabri
19/20/2018 8:12 AM

Please describe how to enable AutoPopulate and Form Variables in Designer​?

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  • Jim Hidson
19/20/2018 7:54 AM

​you can download the updated final edition ​of SPARK Forms Builder user manual form the following link: SPARK User Manual 1.6.11.17​


 

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  • Rafeef Sabri
19/20/2018 8:00 AM

From SharePoint list view, whether you choose "View Item" or "Edit Item", the form opens in what can be described as Edit Mode. Is there a way to behave like the regular SharePoint form whereby there is a difference between Editing and Viewing? Like in View mode the form opens and all controls are disabled unless Edit is clicked in Ribbon?

Jim Hidson9/23/2018 3:53 AMNoSPARK Forms
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  • Jim Hidson
09/23/2018 2:40 AM

​We are very excited to announce the releasing of SPARK Forms Builder for SharePoint version (6.7.130.225), which includes great improvements and important fixes, such as:

  • Major enhancements on forms performance.
  • Major enhancements on forms error handling.
  • We have added new important cases in the "Case Manager" tool.
  • Document Sets Library are now fully supported.
  • Managed Metadata Control.
  • LDAP Connector Control.
  • Enhancements on "Rules Manager".
  • Create initiation workflow forms for SPARK Workflow.
  • New important functions.
  • Many Other New Improvements.
  • Important fixes.
9/23/2018 2:40 AMNoSPARK Forms
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  • Jim Hidson
09/23/2018 2:31 AM

​In this video you will see how you can shift the controls vertically up and down when other controls are being hidden or shown, this technique will allow the user to design tabular forms style and allow hiding and showing  group of controls without having gaps in the form.


 

https://youtu.be/D4SFfp9Geao

9/23/2018 2:31 AMNoSPARK Forms
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  • Jim Hidson
09/23/2018 2:14 AM

​This video will show you how you can create a complex rules in SharePoint using SPARK Forms Builder without you need to write any line of code. You can do that using Script Manager feature in SPARK Forms Builder, which uses a wizard dialog to guide you through a step by step method to create your query, filters and map returned data to your form's controls. This great feature will allow designers to build a very complex rules in a matter of a minute instead of spending long hours trying to write and test script codes manually.

 


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  • Jim Hidson
09/23/2018 2:09 AM

​This video will show you how to embed SPARK forms into your SharePoint pages easily using SPARK Forms Web Part, in order to have a fully functioning forms inside it and provide a multiple functionalities to your users from a single page. Also this video will show you how to send emails through your forms by designing an email templates and using the internal sendEmail() function to send them to users and external emails as well. The email templates are fully dynamic and can be configured to get data from the forms controls and variables. By using this functionality you will not need to create workflows to send emails anymore and consume unnecessary resources in your environment.​​​

 

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9/23/2018 2:09 AMNoSPARK Forms
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  • Jim Hidson
09/23/2018 2:08 AM

​This video will show you how you can create fabulous Forms for SharePoint External lists. You can create a complete professional UI, representation and logic for your external databases using only SharePoint and SPARK Forms in a matter of hours, the external list form accepts all types of controls the same as a regular custom list, which means that you can add a complex and an advanced controls to your form which will reflects their data to the external database, for example you can create forms containing cascading Lookup fields, Richtext, Dropdown, People & Groups Picker, External data picker, SQL/XMl/Web services connectors, Repeaters, Tabs, Checkbox, Toggle Switch, Radio button, D-Signatures, Barcodes, Advanced Lookup  …etc. This magnificent capability will enable the designer to create mixed-data forms in which part of its controls are dealing with external databases while the other part is consuming data from the SharePoint lists which means you can do amazing combinations of functionalities in a single form. You can connect with an external HR Database while you are using a cascading for the countries\states\cities from custom lists reside in the SharePoint Farm. The form performance will be high and responsive. One of SPARK Forms great features you need to know about when using them with external lists is enabling the attachments for the external lists which is not an OOTB feature in the SharePoint.

 
9/23/2018 2:08 AMNoSPARK Forms
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  • Jim Hidson
09/20/2018 9:39 AM

​This video will show you how to add and configure List Grid view control in SPARK Forms Builder for SharePoint. This new control can be configured to consume data from any list within the local site collection or on other site collections in the web application, the user will be able to search for any data in the source list and will allow him to make selections based on items from other lists in the SharePoint farm without the need to write any code or script to do that. The List Grid View control displays the values of a list in a table. The List Grid View control returns the lists items and their columns values based on the selected fields names in the control’s Settings. You can also consume all the selected items’ columns values returned from the search dialog using rules; also you can include a dynamic CAML query to refine the returned data based on the query. The user will be able to group the Grid View rows by simply dragging the "group by column" and dropping it in the group area on the fly.

 


9/20/2018 9:39 AMNoSPARK Forms
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  • Jim Hidson
09/20/2018 9:31 AM

This video will show you how to create and work with form views by using SPARK Forms Builder. This feature enables the designers to easily create multi-views for their forms. These views can be used to create form paging, build wizard forms, provide more data and details and splitting large complex forms and simplifying them for both the user and the designer as well. The designer will be able to create a default view for each state of the form [New/Edit/Display] and will be able to customize the top ribbon buttons for each view by hiding or showing the buttons as desired or even remove the entire top ribbon if the designer needs to focus on controlling the form through the custom buttons in the form itself. The designer will also be able to show the form views in a popup dialog from within another form; this is very efficient for cases in which the designer needs to keep all the information and details in one page. The form performance of the form and its views is magnificent, as the data are distributed in the different locations and there is no much consuming for the client/server machines resources. This feature will also allow the designer to combine multiple lists/forms in one single form and act as a centralized actions page for the users.

 


9/20/2018 9:31 AMNoSPARK Forms
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  • Jim Hidson
09/20/2018 9:28 AM

​This video will show you how you can work with the SQL Connector control advanced features, by binding the query data into 4 types of controls, the SQL connector control will render its UI according to your selection and configuration, the designer can choose to render the control to a searchable dialog, drop down list, checkbox list or even a radio buttons list control. the designer can fill the query parameters dynamically from other controls values in the form. The beauty about this is that you can do this in less than a minute! and create a beautiful, responsive and integrated form in your SharePoint environment.

https://youtu.be/x_Ch55KnYOk

9/20/2018 9:28 AMNoSPARK Forms
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  • Jim Hidson
09/20/2018 9:12 AM

​The following video will show you how to create a cascading XML connector controls based on parent-child XML data source structure using SPARK Forms. You will see how easy it is to do so in just configuring the controls to read the XML data source and filter the returned data based on the selected value of the other control without adding any line of code. This technique will help you connecting with InfoPath XML data source or any XML\API data sources and consuming the data in a user friendly and rapidly way.

https://youtu.be/b6PZdVBzUeo

 

9/20/2018 9:12 AMNoSPARK Forms
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  • Jim Hidson
09/20/2018 9:09 AM

Hi,

for everyone how asked about how to add, update and delete list items in other lists in his/her SP farm, please have a look at this video: https://youtu.be/8ckDRORV3gQ

9/20/2018 9:09 AMNoSPARK Forms
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