How to use links to open Formotus Pro


Notes:


Open a Blank New Form in Formotus Pro

Example scenario:

Email a person requesting an inspection, and include a link to open the correct inspection form. Update: Some email clients do not treat the formotus:// string as a link, so we have implemented an HTTPS:// alternative syntax.

Requirement:

The form to be opened must first be deployed to the mobile user and installed on the device.

Syntax 1 (works offline):

formotus://new?app=<Form Name>

Example link 1:

formotus://new?app=Inspection%20Form

Syntax 2 (works more widely but only online):

https://secure.formotus.com/redirect.aspx?Run=Pro&action=new&app=<Form Name>

Example link 2:

https://secure.formotus.com/redirect.aspx?Run=Pro&action=new&app=Inspection%20Form

Open a New Form and Populate Fields Dynamically in Formotus Pro

Example scenario:

Email a work order to a field technician by sending a link that includes the address of the destination.

Requirement:

The form to be opened must first be deployed to the mobile user and installed on the device.

Syntax 1 (works offline):

formotus://new?app=<Form Name>&<XPathField>=<value>

Example link 1:

formotus://new?app=Work%20Order&/my:myFields/my:address=123%20Main%20Street&/my:myFields/my:city=redmond

Syntax 2 (works more widely but only online):

https://secure.formotus.com/redirect.aspx?Run=Pro&action=new&app=<Form Name>&<XPathField>=<value>

Example link 2:

https://secure.formotus.com/redirect.aspx?Run=Pro&action=new&app=Inspection%20Form&/my:myFields/my:address=123%20Main%20Street&/my:myFields/my:city=redmond

Open an XML Instance from SharePoint in Formotus Pro

Example scenarios:

  1. A SharePoint workflow triggered by a form submit sends an email to a person with a link to open the submitted form instance.

  2. SharePoint is modified so that a form library shows links to open each submitted instance in Formotus.

Requirement:

The schema of the form submitted to SharePoint must match the form uploaded to Formotus and deployed to the mobile user and installed.

Syntax:

https://secure.formotus.com/redirect.aspx?Run=Pro&action=open&url=<URL>

Example link:

https://secure.formotus.com/redirect.aspx?Run=Pro&action=open&url=https://mycompany.sharepoint.com/Inspections/2015-03-09T14_38_08.xml

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    Jkoppen

    But how do you actually change SharePoint to use the syntax ? is it just a text field or is it a calculated field ?????

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