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Submission History

Files and the Submission History module

Edit Form - Main
Edit Form - Main

Let's talk about file uploads and the Submission History module. Form Tools forms may contain any number of file upload fields. Ordinarily, when you delete a submission Form Tools will delete that submission's files based on whatever value (yes/no) you've entered in the "Delete associated files when deleting submission" field on the Edit Form > Main tab - as shown in the screenshot to the right.

The problem is that the Submission History module opens up the possibility of undeleting submissions. So if you've set that value to "yes", files will automatically deleted with the submission. So undeleting it will only retrieve the data: the file field will just appear as empty. If this is a concern for you, set that field value to "no".

The module does NOT create copies of your files. I thought about this for some time and decided against it. Feel free to disagree with me by posting in the forums!