How to use links to open the Formotus Pro app


Notes:


Open a Blank New Form in the Formotus Pro app

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 the Formotus Pro app

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 the Formotus Pro app

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 the Formotus portal and deployed to the mobile user and installed on the mobile user's device.

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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