Apr 12, 2021

Product updates: Forms and Form Views

Matt Robinson
co-founder & CEO
Forms and Form Views

We’re excited to announce the launch of Forms as the newest Spreadsheet.com View type. Now you can quickly create shareable and embeddable forms using Form views in worksheets, where each form submission becomes a new row.

Watch an overview video (4.5 mins):

Introduction to Forms and Form Views in Spreadsheet.com

With Form views, each Spreadsheet.com worksheet can have any number of forms associated with it. For example, in a Candidates worksheet you might want to create an Application form for accepting new applicants from your public website, and an Employee Referral form for accepting employee referrals internally.

When creating a form, each column in your worksheet can be used as a form field. Branding your form with a custom logo and background color is also available, as well as adding text blocks for description elements.

Form Views in Spreadsheet.com

When a form is submitted, a new row is created in your worksheet with all of the data captured in form fields automatically populated in the corresponding columns. This works with all data types including attachments, related rows, users, etc.

Forms can be easily shared or embedded in any third party site that supports iframes:

Sharing forms in Spreadsheet.com

Spreadsheet.com forms use a simple responsive design by default, enabling them to work equally well across desktop, tablet, and mobile devices.Live form in a desktop browser:

Desktop form view in spreadsheet.com

Live form in a mobile browser:
Mobile form view in Spreadsheet.com

You can control what happens when a form is submitted by either showing a custom confirmation message or redirecting the submitter to a custom URL. In addition, you can optionally enable an email to be sent to one or more email addresses whenever a form is submitted.Read more in our Quick Start guide to forms: Introduction to Forms and Form Views

What we're working on

A few features we're busy working on now:

More updates

As usual, whenever we release updates to the product we share more details of new features, enhancements, and fixes in the What’s New? section of the Spreadsheet.com Community.  

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