Known limitations of Multiple Forms

The Multiple Forms plugin is still in beta, which means that some native GravityView functionalities that usually work on a simple View still don't work on a View with multiple joined forms.

Here's a list of known limitations from the current version 0.3.8 .

1) Unions are not supported

If you only wish to list entries from different forms that don't have any sort of connection between them into a single View, that's not yet possible. Read more about this here.

2) Can't specify fields for editing

Since each joined form has its own link to edit entries, it's not possible to specify which fields can be edited. The Edit Entry tab must be kept empty for entry editing to work.

Screenshot of the Edit Entry layout tab

3) The Edit Entry link must link to each form

If you wish to allow entry editing, a link for each form must be added to the View.

Screenshot of the Link to Edit Entry added to the Multiple Entries tab

4) Merge Tags from Joined Forms

It's not possible to access or use Merge Tags from other joined forms inside a Custom Content that belongs to a specific form.

Screenshot of the Custom Content field showing available Merge Tags

To use Merge Tags from a different form, you must add a Custom Content field from that other form:

Screenshot showing the View editor with two custom content fields

5) Advanced Filters support

Only fields from the main form are supported on the Advanced Filters

Screenshot of the Advanced Filters

6) Merge Tags on the Edit Entry tab

Merge Tags added inside a Custom Content field on the Edit Entry tab won't be parsed.

Screenshot of a Custom Content field with Merge Tags


Screenshot of the Edit Entry page of a View

7) Impossible to edit Nested Form fields

GravityView supports editing Nested Forms fields, but if the View has a joined form, editing a Nested Form field doesn't work.

Screenshot showing Nested Form fields on Edit Entry page

The Edit Entry page on a View using Multiple Forms:

Screenshot showing the Edit Entry page with a Nested Form field empty (a bug)

8) It's not possible to specify a field from a joined form in the Search Bar

While it's currently not possible to add individual fields from a joined form into the Search Bar, the search will work if the "Search Everything" option is added to the Search Bar widget.

Screenshot showing the Search Bar configuration modal on a View with multiple forms.

9) The Maps layout isn't supported

There's no way to display a marker on a Map layout from an Address field coming from a joined form.

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