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Import/Export not working correct

  1. Discovered a problem with the import/export function today. Forms created and optimized on test location, then exported/imported to final website. The imported form looks completely normal on backend and frontend of the new website, but when using the form, none of the checkbox values appear in the form-entry and confirmation e-mail.
    I was able to correct the problem by changing the initial value of each of the effected checkboxes in the formsetting, saving the form and then resetting it to the intended value. Now it works the same as in the original form again.

    The solutions works, but of course this is not how the export/import should work. I guess this might have something to do with something not being created in the database when importing a form?

    Using latest version of GF 1.3.13.1

    I can give this url as one of the originals ( http://webtaurus.nl/genesis/inschrijven/inschrijven-gitc-18-11) but since its the development location the link will disappear in a few weeks, and on the client site the form won't be activated for a few weeks... :-)

    Posted 10 years ago on Thursday August 12, 2010 | Permalink
  2. What would help is if you can put the original XML export file somewhere and provide a link to it so we can try importing it to see what is going on.

    Posted 10 years ago on Thursday August 12, 2010 | Permalink
  3. Hi Carl, you can get a copy of one of the xml files here: http://www.webtaurus.nl/downloads/gravityforms-export-2010-08-12.xml

    I am curious to hear what your findings will be....

    Btw, incredible what we have been able to do with GF !!! A few things we started of wanting to implement when we first got the assignment from the client were not possible at the time but thanks to the latest updates nearly everything works....
    And I see some of the missing things are in 1.4 beta (like really simple captcha, better province/state possibilities) great!

    One thing we missed for the form of which I attached the copy is the possibility to have an "empty" category selection at the top of the selection list. In the code you can see we create a post from the form-entry and the user needs to be able to choose multiple categories, which will be the game categories on the website.
    We made a workaround by not very subtly renaming our "no category" to "0 no category selected" Not a very elegant solution but at least it gets the category at the top of the list, and we know that the registrant has not selected a cat in that field.

    Maybe you can see if there would be a better solution for category selection as a "feature request" ?

    Another thing would be if we can implement in the form that an uploaded image can be the "post-image".
    I saw today that it looks like you are already working on that in 1.4 beta, if I understood that right? Hope I have some time in the weekend to play with the new beta...

    Posted 10 years ago on Thursday August 12, 2010 | Permalink