Copy-able Form Action Conditions/Actions Hot

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by Curtis LaPrise on February 15, 2017

Would be very useful to have the ability to copy a specific condition/action or set of conditions/actions within a form action. 

  • Currently you can only copy a full set of IF and Then conditions/actions to a new Else If section of a form action.  I frequently find myself creating a set of repeated actions or conditions within a single IF Then section.  As an example I frequently have scenarios where a control filed determines whether other fields are enabled or disabled.  I don't hide these fields as the users want to view this data during transition, but we can't let them edit this data.

    As such I have form actions that look something like this:

    When Form is loaded
    If Control Filed contains 'yes'
    Then:
     enable field 1
     enable field 2
     enable field 3
     enable field 4
     enable field 5
     enable field 6
     enable field 7
     enable field 8
    Else If Field A contains 'maybe'
     enable field 1
     enable field 2
     enable field 3
     enable field 4
     disable field 5
     disable field 6
     disable field 7
     disable field 8
     set background field 5 216, 216, 216
     set background field 6 216, 216, 216
     set background field 7 216, 216, 216
     set background field 8 216, 216, 216
    Else
     disable field 1
     disable field 2
     disable field 3
     disable field 4
     disable field 5
     disable field 6
     disable field 7
     disable field 8
     set background field 1 216, 216, 216
     set background field 2 216, 216, 216
     set background field 3 216, 216, 216
     set background field 4 216, 216, 216
     set background field 5 216, 216, 216
     set background field 6 216, 216, 216
     set background field 7 216, 216, 216
     set background field 8 216, 216, 216

    I would envision a plus sign next to the Up, Down, and X to the left of each action, hitting this plus sign would duplicate the action immediately below the action from which it was copied.  Today I can only copy sections, but as you can see there are several scenarios where being able to copy a specific action with or condition would save significant time over the current process.

    With this solution we would have a single click to clone a action above, the simply change the field value to the correct field. This is preferable to:
     1 - clicking Add Action
     2 - searching for action type
     3 - Clicking Field or control
     4 -  searching for field or control
     5 - adding other control options such as custom color (which is several clicks in and of itself).

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