Best Practices for Lengthy Forms

By: Matt Clute | Asked: 07/20/2022
ForumsCategory: General questionsBest Practices for Lengthy Forms
Matt CluteMatt Clute asked 2 years ago
I have a form that completes the task required but it is fairly glitchy at the moment. Due to the length of the form/complexity of the build the form editor is easily stressed when making any edits. It may take up to 10-15 minutes to completely load the form. 2-3 minutes to make form field edits after selecting an item. Anyone else experienced this? I have also run into issues where the form design itself has broken without my having made any changes to it. This is concerning for a product I hope to sell subscriptions to. I'm curious if it may be better to break a form up into individual parts, and group a set of forms together as opposed to using page breaks (I currently have 6 in the form). I'd rather not rebuild it but if that is what is required to stabilize it/speed up editing I'd definitely do it.   Thanks for any feedback!
Bobby Clapp replied 2 years ago

You will need to run through the FAQ. Your server may need more "beef" or you may need to make some adjustments to PHP vairables.

If you can "component" your application into smaller forms and link them together through a common unique field, you might be able to put together some architecture you can work with. You will then however be dealing with more complex data outputs that you might have to wrap your head around depending on what you are doing with the data collected from the form.

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