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    Darren Bates

    I'm liking where the Beta is headed (thank-you for Undo/Redo!).

    When might we expect Builder-BETA to support ref-data fueled drop-down lists and multi-select lists? Will loop screens be included? System defaults?

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    GoCanvas Community Manager

    Hey Darren,

    Thank you for trying Building BETA and the feedback on Undo/Redo, we are really exciting to launch this feature that has been a request from our wonderful community. Our product team is excited to review everything for consideration in our future product roadmap and will keep our community up to date on what is available when it's ready, especially reference data as we know how important it is to our users.

    Also, some of the field types you are familiar with are not missing, just simply in another location. Drop down lists are under the 'Single Choice' field type as a 'Style' in the settings gear under the 'General' tab. Multi-choice Buttons and Checkboxes are available as a 'Style' under the 'Multiple Choice' field type in the settings gear under the 'General' tab. 

    Loop screens got a little name update as well to align better with industry standards. Loop screens are now called 'Tables' and information about adding and configuring screens and tables are near the top of this article.

    Could you please elaborate on what you mean by 'System Defaults?' We have 'Default Value' in the settings gear, detailed above, but we may be thinking of two different things. Thank you so much for clarifying!

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    Darren Bates

    Thanks Lauren for the direction to the Dropdown style for Single Choice, etc.

    In the current editor, for Short Text fields, under More, you can select a System Default, to include "Username", "Company Name", "First Name", "Last Name",  and "Full Name (First Last)". 
    We often use this to pre-populate the identity of the user filling out the form.

     

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    GoCanvas Community Manager

    Hey Darren,

    Happy to help! And of course, great catch! Since it's in BETA, there are several features that are still in progress to bring Builder BETA to full parity with the current Builder. If there is something you need in current Builder, you can always build the majority of your form in Builder BETA and switch to current Builder to add those last few features that you need! I hope this helps but please let me know if you have any additional questions. 

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    Doug Borrowman

    Love the addition/clarity of the tables! Such a user friendly way of incorporating what was a loop. Going forward getting to the point where tables can use reference data will be key. 

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    GoCanvas Community Manager

    Hey Doug,

    Thank you for the feedback! We are really pleased with the clarity that our language update has brought to users already! As of today (28 Oct. 2021), reference data can be used on a table or a screen with the Text, Number, and Barcode field type in the key field to auto populate other columns in the table or fields in the screen. Other field types that allow reference data include Static Text, Rating, and Link. We will keep the community up to date on when reference data will be ready for the Single Choice field type. 

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    Chase Cason

    Definitely needing the reference data in the drop down menus based off other drop down menus.  When will this freature be available? 

     

    Also - will this new building builder be for already developed forms? This would be extrememly helpful so that we can continue to build on and improve our current apps.

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    GoCanvas Community Manager

    Hi Chase,

    I have not been given a projected date for reference data on drop down menus but I will be sure to update when I know more.

    In order for forms built in the current Builder to be opened in Builder BETA, we need to achieve full feature parity. We have no current plans to sunset the current Builder and therefore we do not know when forms will be compatible with both Builders. We will be sure to inform GoCanvas users and the Community when feature parity is imminent. 

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    Tatiana Wells

    I do like Builder BETA but it is missing a loop. It does not have option to loop other screen. I really need that option can it be added? 

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    GoCanvas Community Manager

    Hi Tatiana,

    Thanks for commenting here so we can clarify that we have updated language in the Builder BETA! To better align with industry standards, we have changed the name of Loop Screens to "Table." You can add a Table using the same methods as adding a Screen. Here is an article dedicated to Screens and Tables. Please let me know if you have any other questions!

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