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Designing Tables & Forms

  • 1.  Designing Tables & Forms

    Posted 01-30-2019 10:09
    Is it just me or does quickbase lack design options. 

    Tables only seems to allow a vertical column split between fields across the entire form.
    It does not seem to be  possible to have 1 row with a wide field column and on the next row having 2 narrow field in the same column. 


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    The width of dropdown fields don't seem to react on the field width settings either.


    Any workarounds for this ?


  • 2.  RE: Designing Tables & Forms

    Posted 01-30-2019 12:22
    At this time, the best you can do is to introduce a new section heading. The lines between the sections may be disabled if that introduces too much clutter. Sections headings do not need to be labeled.
    Quick Base resets the auto column alignment where the section break is on the form and typically will allow you to get to a �good enough�solution.

    But yes, one day the drag and drop type forms design enhancement will come. But I have not seen any roadmaps for timing on that.


  • 3.  RE: Designing Tables & Forms

    Posted 01-30-2019 12:23
    Thanks, I didn't think of that option.. I will try


  • 4.  RE: Designing Tables & Forms

    Posted 01-30-2019 12:42
    It can fix the alignments by hiding the section header ... However I have to hide all of them or none at all, and some places they are pretty nice to have.



  • 5.  RE: Designing Tables & Forms

    Posted 01-30-2019 12:47
    Ya.

    So now the project deteriorates into making your own fake section headings out of formula rich text fields


  • 6.  RE: Designing Tables & Forms

    Posted 01-30-2019 13:28
    That will be a bit odd as it the _Lines         _  I need to separate the areas. 
    Can make like an HTML Line break across?_


  • 7.  RE: Designing Tables & Forms

    Posted 01-30-2019 13:44
    I have seen some code tat automatically makes a line as wide as the page, but I don't have it saved anywhere.  may Dan Diebolt or someone will chime in,.


  • 8.  RE: Designing Tables & Forms

    Posted 01-30-2019 13:45
    I have tried <hr> which created an automatic line .. But it is restricted to the area of the column


  • 9.  RE: Designing Tables & Forms

    Posted 01-31-2019 14:29
    Try this as a fake section heading (rich text field) or a text element on a form with html enabled.

    "<br><font size=2.5>"
    &"<b>Weather Conditions</b><table style='border: 1px solid black; width: 100%'></table>"


  • 10.  RE: Designing Tables & Forms

    Posted 01-31-2019 14:31
    or this as a text element on a form

    <table style='border: 1px solid black; width: 100%'></table>