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    Is there any way to duplicate a closed instance of a form & re-open only 1 instance?

    in effect i need to have the original entry as read only from a specific date onwards for reporting purposes, but still need to the ability to make ammendments/updates to the form throughout the year without affecting the original submission!!

    Is this possible?


    CJ Hines

    There is no way to accomplish this task as each instance is unique and can only be created once.


    You can create a child instance of the instance. Simply use a show form button or behavior that is visible only to certain roles. You will have to create a custom parameter for every field input on the form. You will also have to create a mechanism in the form to determine if it is a child or simply a new instance. This is how I did it: When the form opens set your fields with the custom parameters. Then use a simple branch to ask if a field that would definitely be populated is not empty. If it is a new instance, it will be empty because there will have been no custom parameters coming from a parent. If the field is not empty, then close the instance (or do whatever you need to do with it)

    Here is a link to the page in our documentation about the parent child forms: /Documentation/manual/html/?parent_child_forms.htm

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