Adding a New Form

Forms are managed within a Forms folder.

To create a form, hover over the Forms folder in the service panel and click icon Add Form.

Enter a name for the form in the pop-up window Create New Form. Click Save.

Restrictions on Element Names

Element names...

  • ... must not be empty.
  • ... must not contain spaces.
  • ... must not start with numbers.
  • ... must not end with a period (.).
  • ... must be unique in one BPMN model.
  • ... must not contain one of the following characters: <, >, :, ", /, \\, |, ?, *

Furthermore, ...

  • ... the following strings must not be used as element names: CON, PRN, AUX, NUL, COM1, COM2, COM3, COM4, COM5, COM6, COM7, COM8, COM9, LPT1, LPT2, LPT3, LPT4, LPT5, LPT6, LPT7, LPT8, LPT9.

When you create a new form, it opens automatically in a new tab and you can directly start designing.

Go to page Working with the Form Editor for detailed information.

The new form is also displayed in the service panel and you can use icon to open it.

Once the form has been created, use the context menu to manage the form. Available options are:

  • Export
  • Edit Form Name
  • Delete Form
  • Cut Item

Go to page Single Form for detailed descriptions of the options.

Using the Form Editor

When you create a new form, it is automatically opened in the Form Editor:

Use the various functionalities of the Form Editor to design your form:

NameDescription

1

Form Editor The form editor is where you design your form.
Go to page Working with the Form Editor for detailed information about the features of the form editor.

2

Elements Toolbar

The elements toolbar contains all form elements that you can create in the form editor. 
Go to page Working with the Form Editor for further details about the usage of the toolbar.
In the PAS Designer Developer Guide > Supported Form Elements all form elements are explained in detail.

3

Form Toolbar

The form toolbar assists you in creating your form.
Go to page Working with the Form Editor for an overview of the available options of the form toolbar.

4

Designer Panels

In the form editor, the following panels assist you in creating forms:

  • Service Panel: In the Service panel you can access your libraries and your data model.
    Go to page Working With Libraries for detailed information.
  • Attributes Panel: Use the Attributes panel to change the settings of the form elements and the form editor itself.
    Go to page Configuring Form Elements for detailed information.
  • Validation Panel: The Validation panel supports you during form creation by displaying notes for invalid actions in your forms. It also gives advice on how to fix the errors.
    Go to page Validating a Service for detailed information.