Previewing forms

While building a form on the Build page, you can preview your form to get an idea of how it will function once published.

You can perform actions to test your form, move your form in and out of different statuses, and compare role-based views within a workflow all within the preview window. Conditional logic can also be previewed on your form, as well as confirmation messages for each action.

Using the form preview

Quick Tip

Actions performed on a Preview form will not create a new entry, process payment, or send any email notifications.

Preview window.

To preview your form, click the Preview button at the bottom of the Build page. This will open a Preview window with various functions that can be toggled at the bottom of the window:

  • Validation - Leave form validation On if you’d like to test your form with format validation in place, such as for required alphabetic or numeric formatting. Toggle this Off if you’d like to bypass field requirements for testing purposes.

  • Status - The status specified here will automatically change based on actions taken while previewing your form. You can also click on a status name to directly view your form as it exists within that status.

  • Role - Click on a role name to directly view your form as seen by that role.

While working within the Preview window, a reset icon will appear at the bottom of the window after an action is performed. You can click this icon to reset your preview from the previous action you performed. If you’re testing a workflow and want to start over completely, you’ll need to manually change the status back to the beginning of your workflow.

Previewing payment forms

You’re able to test the functionality of a payment form like you would any other form without actually needing to supply credit card details. The best way to do this is within the Preview window with Validation toggled Off, which will allow you to submit a payment form while leaving credit card fields blank.

If you prefer to leave Validation toggled On while previewing your payment form, you can still submit the form after inputting credit card details without actually charging the card. As a reminder, Preview forms will never create an entry and therefore will never process payment.

Quick Tip

Stripe supports test credit card numbers you can use to process a payment on a live form when using Stripe as your payment processor.