i started creating an app using knack a year or so ago using the new builder which is great until i get to the form layout grouping when creating a page view.
Why can we not layout form inputs in the same way we can details?
It works a bit like this… i’m a picture framer by the way.
I have the following objects
- Order line details
Each customer links to many orders
Each Order links to one customer
Each Order line detail links to one order
I have a page to select a customer and click submit, this creates a new order and directs me to a page where i can add multiple lines to the order. The order line object holds all the information to make the bespoke product.
i have a details view at the top display customer information, calculations for the order total based on order lines etc. Below that the form to add the order line details then a table to show the order lines added to the order with links to view, edit or delete the order line detail linked to the the order.
When it comes to the form for adding the order line details there is information that is related to each other but not other bits so want to lay it out accordingly.
See picture for an example.
in forms Knack doesn’t seem to allow me to have 2 fields next to each other in row one, then 3 fields side by side in row 2 then 1 on row 3 like it would in a details view. Knack always want to have each column matching apart from the very top row that can be slightly different.
I’ve looked at making a multi part form but i don’t think i have enough details to warrant it, also while we are doing a consultation with a customer they are likely to change their mind so being able to fill everything in, confirm then hit submit will be far easier.
As i said this was a sticking point for me over a year ago and its still doesn’t seem to be addresses. Im sure im not the only person who has come across this issue so any suggestions would be greatly received.