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About web forms

Adobe Campaign integrates a graphical module for defining and publishing Web forms to create pages containing input and selection fields, and which may include data in the database. This lets you design and post Web pages which users can access to view or enter information.
This chapter details the creation and management of Web forms, how to manage fields and pages, as well as storage and saving modes.
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Steps for creating a web form

This chapter details the steps required for designing a webForm type form in Adobe Campaign, as well as the available options and configurations. Adobe Campaign lets you make this Web form available to users as well as collect and archive answers in the database.
When configuring web applications and webforms, you need a 900 pixel vertical resolution minimum (ex: 1600x900).
Web forms are accessed via the Web Applications menu of the Campaigns tab. In the Adobe Campaign tree, they are grouped under the Resources > Online > Web Applications node.
To create a Web form, click the Create button above the list of Web applications.
Select the Web form template ( newWebForm by default).
This will take you to the dashboard of the form.
The Edit tab lets you create your content.
To define the configuration and content of the Web form, apply the following steps:
  • Start by creating the required pages and checks: input fields, drop-down lists, HTML content, etc.
    This step is detailed below.
  • Define page sequencing and condition the display.
    This step is detailed in Defining web forms page sequencing .
  • Translate the content if necessary.
    This step is detailed in Translating a web form .

About web forms designing

The pages of the form are created via a specific editor which lets you define and configure input zones (text), selection fields (lists, checkboxes, etc.) and static elements (images, HTLM contents, etc.). They can be grouped into containers and their layout altered to suit your needs (for more on this, refer to Creating containers ).
The following sections detail how to define content and layout for form screens:
  • During page design, you can view the final rendering in the Preview tab. To view changes, save the form first. Any errors are displayed in the Log tab.
  • To make sure page display and information storage occur in the appropriate sequence, enable debug mode in the Web form. To do this, go to the Preview sub-tab and check the Enable debug mode box: all collected information and possible execution errors will be displayed at the bottom of each page.

Using the icons in the toolbar

You can also use the icons in the toolbar or a right-click to insert an input zone.
In this case, start by selecting the type of field to add and the answer storage mode.
Click Ok to approve the selection.