The notion of publishing is central to Form Builder/Form Runner.
- As a form author, you first work on a form definition in a special space where the form can be modified, saved, and tested.
- Once the form definition is ready, you publish it to Form Runner.
- After that moment:
- the form becomes available by form users for data entry
- Form Builder is no longer part of the equation
When you start publishing a form with the Publish button at the bottom of Form Builder, a dialog opens to confirm the application name form name:
If you decide to go ahead with publishing, simply use the Publish button.
New version or override
When versioning is enabled, you have a choice, when publishing, of whether to create a new form version or to override an existing one.
[SINCE Orbeon Forms 2016.1]
You can overwrite not only the latest published version, but any previous version.
[SINCE Orbeon Forms 2016.2]
You can add or update a textual comment associated with the given published version. Adding a comment is not required, but setting a comment can help the form author understand what changes a given form version includes.
When creating a new version, the field is initially empty:
You can set an explanatory comment:
When overriding an existing form version, the existing comment, if any, is read back from the published form definition and you can update it before publishing:
- Form versioning blog post
- Choosing the best versioning option when publishing a form blog post
- Versioning comments blog post