Display-only forms are not represented in the database, so they do not have any requests and they do not contain the core fields.
You can use display-only forms in various ways:
- Control panels (Using a display-only form as a control panel) — These provide an efficient way to organize and present users with specific tasks or objectives.
- Dialog boxes (Using a display-only form as a dialog box) — These enable you to reuse specific groups of fields in a variety of ways. For example, you can create an employee information dialog box that contains generic fields (such as name and address) that multiple forms and applications can use.
- Entry points to other forms that contain data — You can add an OK or a Continue button to a display-only form to cause an active link to transfer data from the display-only form to the primary form and then submit a request.
Creating display-only forms
You can create display-only forms for various purposes. This section provides tips for creating these forms, and examples of how you can use them.
Be aware of the following issues when you create a display-only form:
- Unlike regular forms, display-only forms do not have the following form properties:
- Results list fields
- Status history
- By definition, all fields that you add are display-only.
For more information about dialog boxes and using the display-only forms, see the following sections: