Form & Edit

Currently, from what I can see, “edit” allows users to edit existing rows that match their email.
Which is great. It’s not great that the only way users can reach this field is the pencil on the top-right.
I wanted to add a “form” button or “click this image TO form” option, to reach this area, but the form adds a new row–always.

Could we add different pathways to get to the “edit” portion of a page to make it more user-friendly, easier to see?

For example, the Image, Action dropdown (None, Enlarge image, Upload image, Form, Link to screen, Edit this page).

The main reasons:

  1. Edit pencil is difficult for new users to see immediately, even with a big arrow (that I created) pointing at it.
  2. The “edit text” or other components that can be added have this very weird glitch effect… So, for example, if someone types their phone number, and are getting ready to choose which plan they want, the field resets. They are frustrated. They retype their phone number, and plan, then to name, and then it resets again. From what I can interpret, Glide is updating the form per every change, and by doing this also re-blanking fields that were just filled subsequently…

Anyways, “edit” and “form” bypass this problem by submitting all this data at once instead of one at a time. The issue with “edit”, not easy to see, one option, top-right pencil. The issue with “form”, it adds a new row no matter what I do instead of changing the content of the current row.

Thank you, if there are any current solutions to this, please let me know!


The issue with “form”, it adds a new row no matter what I do instead of changing the content of the current row.

Does anyone know if this is possible?

  • A signed-in user to be able to overwrite a field in their owned row without needing to click on the “Pencil” icon at the top right?

Yep, if this field to overwrite is a text field, for example, you can replace the text component by a text entry, editable by the user.

Or you can display the text component, then a checkbox with a label like “change this field” and when the box is checked, display the text entry pointing on the same column that the text component.

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Thanks! Must have been a long day when I asked this question. Can’t believe I’d overlooked this.

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Hi all,

I’ve the exact same feeling : i’ld like to have a button that would allow to edit the page.

One solution that i could see is to add a button, with the feature “open link”, and give the link to the edit page. But i don’t know how to find that link or even if it exists… And how to implement each edit page’s link to the sheet.

Does it make any sense ?

That would be a deep link, which isn’t an option at this time. Open Link is only good for external websites. I think your only option is with what @Christophe_HK mentioned, but now you have a button with the option to Link to Screen and set it to This Item. This will create a new screen for the same row item and on there you can fill it with entry components.

Thx a lot ! I don’t think Christophe’s solution would really suit me right now. I’ll keep thinking about it.

Have a nice day !

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