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Using form for editing an entry

  1. About a month ago I asked whether it was possible to terminate form processing prior to attempting to write an existing entry after editing. The problem is that if there are unique fields in the form, the write fails because GF assumes that we're always adding data. I want to be able to use a form for editing entries as well as adding them. The response I got was apparently considered the final word as the topic was closed, however, the response missed the point.

    In a nutshell, the response pointed me to another thread in the forum that refers to a means of automatically removing the entry after it's created, rather than aborting the form process before the write happens. This doesn't work for editing for what should be obvious reasons.

    What I need to be able to do is call up an entry, edit it, and save it back to the database using a GF form. Is this possible? If so, how would I work around the lack of editing capability in GF?

    GF badly needs the ability to use the same form for adding, editing and deleting entries, IMO. Please consider adding this capability in a future version.

    Posted 3 years ago on Wednesday December 21, 2011 | Permalink
  2. Editing entries from the front end is being considered for the 1.7 release. It's been discussed and we realize there is a desire and a need for it.

    Since you can edit entries in the admin now, I wonder if that functionality could be used on the front end in a form.

    Posted 3 years ago on Wednesday December 21, 2011 | Permalink
  3. Thanks for the prompt response, Chris. Yes, entries can be edited in the clunky admin interface by a site admin. The need is for users to be able to edit data they entered.

    I'm building an application that lets users enter data and then maintain it themselves, as opposed to a data-collection app where they enter it (and had better get it right the first time!) and I have to maintain it. The most user-friendly way to do that is by using the same form for adding, editing and deleting data. Even if I did have to maintain the data, I'd prefer that to the existing admin interface.

    Ideally, I should be able to call up a form, enter a key value of some kind and have the system either create a new record if the key doesn't exist, or bring up the existing record at which point I could choose to edit or delete it.

    Posted 3 years ago on Wednesday December 21, 2011 | Permalink
  4. Just adding a second request for this feature - ability to add/edit/delete forms by users - not just admins. And I'm more than happy to help with the programming if it would help make it a priority for 1.7. I really like all of the features of Gravity Forms and don't want to start from scratch in order to support editing of forms. I tried putting support for this in a plugin as I want to be able to continue to get updates of GF, but can't roll with it given the lack of support (aka hooks) around the form data store. Will continue to see if I can get anything to work through the admin interface, I guess, but it looks like I'll need to hack the actual plugin in order to get this to work. Any feedback on timing for this feature would be appreciated. Thanks!

    Posted 3 years ago on Thursday January 5, 2012 | Permalink
  5. I too would find this very useful.

    Posted 3 years ago on Thursday January 12, 2012 | Permalink
  6. yzqiang
    Member

    I also need the feature very much. It's a very important feature for a form plugin.

    Posted 3 years ago on Friday January 13, 2012 | Permalink
  7. hafizmohd
    Member

    Yes, i would like to see this features too.

    Posted 3 years ago on Sunday January 15, 2012 | Permalink
  8. Another +1 for this feature - definitely needed

    Posted 3 years ago on Tuesday January 17, 2012 | Permalink
  9. I've just bought a developer license of GV, my little help for this feature. Another +1

    Posted 3 years ago on Tuesday January 24, 2012 | Permalink
  10. Thank you for your purchase danielthomas. We appreciate it.

    Posted 3 years ago on Monday January 30, 2012 | Permalink
  11. huge +1 from a renewing developer subscriber

    Posted 3 years ago on Thursday February 9, 2012 | Permalink
  12. First of all, as this is my first post on here: Thank you for this great plugin!

    I do second the request to add the feature to let users update form data in the front end asap.

    Posted 3 years ago on Thursday February 9, 2012 | Permalink
  13. A feature i have been hoping for since 1.4, I have hacked a bit to get editing of profiles but need to get a step up on a few new projects where the users who fill in the data case edit their listings at will.

    I found another plugin that seems to offer this feature, Formidable, but love gravity forms on a whole and hate the idea of going to a different form plugin.

    Posted 3 years ago on Thursday February 9, 2012 | Permalink
  14. We do plan on implementing this functionality. We will be doing much more advanced functionality than the other solution you mentioned which is why we haven't introduced it yet. We don't rush out features and make sure they are well thought out from all angles before implementing them. But this is high on our list and we plan on doing some really cool stuff as far as this goes.

    Posted 3 years ago on Thursday February 9, 2012 | Permalink
  15. I would just like to add my vote for this function. I had two emails this morning from users who want to update their profiles on the latest website I am developing and operating.
    When it does come, I am sure it will be great, just like the other Gravity add-ons.

    Posted 3 years ago on Sunday February 12, 2012 | Permalink
  16. I recently bought a developer license and would like to add my +1 for this feature. So far, GF has been awesome to work with - saved me lots of time when compared to manually building forms with logic conditions. This feature would make it even better - hope it comes out soon.

    Posted 3 years ago on Monday February 13, 2012 | Permalink
  17. I have just bought a developer license of GF, +1 on this idea.

    Posted 3 years ago on Wednesday February 15, 2012 | Permalink
  18. "Yes, entries can be edited in the clunky admin interface by a site admin"
    From the above quote, where is this feature. I am looking to make basic edits to incoming data and don't see any editing area for existing entries without having to output the data into another program. Am I missing something simple here. Great plugin!

    Posted 3 years ago on Wednesday March 7, 2012 | Permalink
  19. +1 From a regular joe, named Kev that just renewed his Developer's license a week or so ago. :)

    Posted 3 years ago on Thursday March 15, 2012 | Permalink
  20. It sounds like you're working on this one. But I'll add my vote for it as well.

    Thanks for a great product already.

    Posted 3 years ago on Monday April 2, 2012 | Permalink
  21. I will buy the Front-end-editor Add-on the second it comes out!

    Posted 3 years ago on Thursday May 10, 2012 | Permalink
  22. We are looking for this as well, another vote from us.

    Posted 3 years ago on Thursday May 17, 2012 | Permalink
  23. GZA
    Member

    And of course, another vote from me for this feature ;-)

    Posted 3 years ago on Tuesday July 10, 2012 | Permalink
  24. +1 for me too on this feature. :). Awesome product !

    Posted 2 years ago on Saturday September 1, 2012 | Permalink
  25. I just wanted to put in my support for User Editing submissions as well. Thanks for your awesome work and if it is in 1.7 I definitely can't wait for it's release. It will change my whole workflow :-)

    Posted 2 years ago on Thursday September 13, 2012 | Permalink
  26. julieconnect
    Member

    + 1
    This is exactly what I miss now.

    Posted 2 years ago on Sunday October 21, 2012 | Permalink
  27. Developer +1 here

    I am aware of the 3rd party plugin by p51 labs, but it does not appear that it is being actively supported (the author does not reply to emails or the forums) and a huge missing feature is support for Image / File replacement/removal for files uploaded with GF.

    There is another 3rd party developer working on this, but their work is far from complete as well.

    Please advise if you are still working towards this functionality.

    Posted 2 years ago on Monday April 1, 2013 | Permalink
  28. No functionality like this is currently in development for Gravity Forms.

    Posted 2 years ago on Tuesday April 2, 2013 | Permalink
  29. Thanks for the update, Chris. That is disappointing news, to say the least.

    As I dive into development to add/fix this much needed feature myself (and hoping I don't have to start hacking plugin code to do so), would you be willing to please satisfy my (our) curiosity as to why this is not a high priority for your development team?

    To me, this is the only piece keeping your product from being the best plugin in it's class, on all counts!

    Posted 2 years ago on Tuesday April 2, 2013 | Permalink
  30. Chris Hajer
    Administrator
    Editing entries from the front end is being considered for the 1.7 release. It's been discussed and we realize there is a desire and a need for it.

    Posted 1 year ago on Wednesday December 21, 2011

    Carl Hancock
    Administrator
    We do plan on implementing this functionality. .... this is high on our list and we plan on doing some really cool stuff as far as this goes.

    Posted 1 year ago on Thursday February 9, 2012

    Posted 2 years ago on Tuesday April 2, 2013 | Permalink
  31. David Peralty
    Administrator

    As you have found, it is important to us, but our resources have been focused on the add-ons we already have and some smaller ones with vocal communities of people wanting to have them created. We are a small company, with less than ten people, including support, design, management, and so we can only develop so many new pieces so fast. We've made changes in 1.7 that will hopefully help make front-end editing easier to develop, but we haven't got there yet.

    Posted 2 years ago on Tuesday April 2, 2013 | Permalink
  32. For what it's worth, I'd like a front end editor too!

    Cheers

    Posted 2 years ago on Tuesday April 9, 2013 | Permalink
  33. I finally was able to achieve this using the GF Directory Add-On. I didn't see it mentioned in this thread. It will create a table of entries for a form that belong to the logged in user. You can then view the entry. If the useredit feature is enabled, a link is displayed at the bottom of the display to edit the entry, which then re-displays that entry populated in the form with an update button at the bottom. I did have to fix one problem (one line) that incorrectly had === instead of ==.

    It isn't the prettiest system, but I finally got it to work (crossing fingers for not jinxing it now).

    Posted 2 years ago on Wednesday April 10, 2013 | Permalink
  34. Thank you for that update. Glad you found a solution which works for you.

    Posted 2 years ago on Wednesday April 10, 2013 | Permalink

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