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Edit View -> Main tab #2
Edit View -> Main tab #2

The main tab contains the main, general settings for your View. Here's where you go to specify permissions and other such important info. As of 2.1.x, you can also come here to specify default values for your form submissions added within the Form Tools interface. This is a particularly nice addition - read below for more information.

View Name
This value is used to identify the View. It appears in both the administrator's and the client's UI. Generally you'll want to enter something human-friendly that clearly describes what information the View is encapsulating.
Submissions per page
This determines the number of submissions that should appear in the main submission listing page. It affects all people accessing the View via the Form Tools UI.
Default Sort Order
This value defaults to Submission Date descending (i.e. most recent first) for all new Views, but you can change it to whatever you need. Sometimes it can be beneficial to sort alphabetically, for example. Two tips:
  • Bear in mind that you DO have the option to allow any column to be sortable - this may be set on the Fields tab.
  • Even though this field lets you select any form field to acts as the default sort order, you should probably choose a field that you specify in the Edit View » Columns tab. That way, if the user changes the sort order on the Submission Listing page, they can always click the original column to achieve the old sort order. If you chose a field for the default sort order that isn't a column, it could be a bit weird for the user!
Access
This option lets you determine who can see the View. For more information on this setting, see View Permissions page.
Can add submissions
This option hides / shows the "Add ยป" button on the main submission listing page and on the individual Edit Submission pages. This affects both client and administrator accounts. Tip: to control the label of this button, go to the Edit Form » main tab.
Default Values for New Submissions
If "Can add submissions" is set to "yes", a new section will appear at the bottom of the page. This was added in 2.1.0 to allow you to specify default values for submissions added via the Form Tools interface. All you need to do is add those fields that you would like to contain default values, and specify exactly what values you want them to have.
  • Tip: a big reason this was added was to reconcile an issue that arose when adding View Filters. Filters let you limit the results that appear in a View (e.g. only show people from Vancouver, BC). When you added a submission in that View, even though the submission was created, it wouldn't get listed in the View - because the value of the "City" field wasn't "Vancouver". So, the Default Values for New Submissions resolves this issue: it lets new submissions added to Views with standard filters automatically contain the appropriate values to be listed in the View. Keep this in mind!
Can copy submissions
This option hides / shows the Copy button on the submission listing page. It allows users to make copies selected submissions. By default this button is hidden.
Can delete submissions
This option hides / shows the Delete button on the main submission listing page and on the individual Edit Submission pages. This affects both client and administrator accounts.