We have just implemented a new Duplicate button, available on the Summary page of both Form Builder and Form Runner.
This button allows you to copy:
- an existing form definition, when used from Form Builder
- existing form data, when used from deployed forms
This enables some often-requested use cases, including:
- Creating a template form definition and copying that template to create new forms.
- Taking a piece of data which applies to, say, a given month of the year, and making a copy of it for the following month.
When a form definition or form data is duplicated, all the related attachments, if any, are copied as well. You can select multiple items, and all of them will be duplicated.
By default, the Duplicate button is enabled in both Form Builder and Form Runner. You can control this with the
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This feature will be available in Orbeon Forms 4.5.