Use Results Views to Focus Your Results

Your form results include many parts that are included by the Formsite system, such as the result status, time stamp, and referrer, and there may be a time when you don’t want to see everything. Or there may be a need to see only one or two values from a larger form. Results Views let you view or use specific results columns.

As part of the built-in results enhancement tools, Results Views let you focus your results’ displays wherever they occur. Along with Filters and Labels, Views lets you create custom email notifications, reports, integrations, exports, and any other function that uses your result data.

Results Views

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Form SPAM Automatic Protection by Formsite

Form SPAM CAPTCHA ItemSPAM appears in many forms as it dilutes real information and creates suspicious cynics of us all. Where email SPAM can send a million copies of the same pre-constructed message to a huge list of addresses, form SPAM can only connect and complete each form one at a time. This limitation gives us an edge for protecting your forms.

The overlying method for preventing form SPAM is to verify that the form visitor is a real person and not a computer program; often referred to as a ‘bot’ (short for ‘robot’). Techniques for confirming the visitor as human are to use simple interactive elements that expose the behavioral differences between humans and bots.

The first line of defense

Formsite has built-in security measures to monitor and prevent many problems with online forms, including fraudulent submissions by bots. Our system uses several layered techniques to alert us when problems may be present and helps us to automatically protect against non-legitimate form visitors.

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Order Forms Made Easy With Formsite

Order forms are a special kind of form where a quantity of a product or service is requested. Often a payment is made but it’s not required, and special items are needed to choose a quantity and set a price or score.

Order Forms Sample

Examples of order forms include:

  • Products with additional choices like size and color
  • Event registrations with a fee
  • Subscriptions for a recurring service
  • Expense reports

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Save & Return Features, Settings, and Tips

One of our most useful features is Save & Return, which gives your form visitors the ability to save their progress on your form. Using this feature is mostly straightforward but there are some settings and features that form owners should be aware of.

For example:

  • Do I need to add the Save & Return item to my form?
  • What do the settings do?
  • How do I link to my form?
  • How do Notifications work with it?
  • Can I Pre-populate?
  • Does it work with embedded forms?

Save & Return Form

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Multi-select Items: When to Use Radio Buttons, Dropdowns, & Checkboxes

Form building can be tricky the first few times until you get used to the different items and their ideal uses. Text input fields are typically easy to understand, but multi-select items used to select pre-filled choices are more complex. These items include:

  • Radio Buttons
  • Dropdowns
  • Checkboxes

When should you use each one? Are there guidelines to follow?

Multi-select Form Items

 

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Custom Labels for Better Forms & Clearer Results

Are your form results hard to read because of unclear column headers? Do you know you can make custom labels? For example, a common item for many forms is an agreement item that the visitor must check before proceeding. These include registration forms with a Terms & Conditions agreement or order forms with an acknowledgement of the return policy.

The display of these items in results and reports can be problematic. If you add a descriptive question then it looks repetitive, but if you choose to use a blank question then your item is recorded with a simple number. We solve that problem by offering Custom Labels settings that let you create more useful forms and reports.

Custom Labels for Form Results

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