A simple form is built based on a single model, where each form field is one of the model's properties. When you enter data in a form field, you add a value to the property. Forms are a great way to enter data manually into your Applaud tenant. To understand more about models in the Applaud platform, see our knowledge base article, About models.
For example, if you create a model for an employee directory, you can use a form to input the individual property values, such as a person's Name, Job, or Department.
You can configure how you want your form to open in your Applaud tenant, for example, on a regular page:
Another way to view a form is as a modal or dialog box, which opens after you select a button or link:
You can use a form to add data values to your model or you can use it to amend them. We opened this form as a modal or dialog box from a list item action, where the list item's details are loaded in the form and now you can edit the instance's property values. When you do this, Applaud can pull a specific model's instance or record from the instance's object ID and display the relevant data.