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Here’s what you can expect in the upcoming releases (September-October 2020)
#1 Sections with duplicate fields
Designers will be able to add a field multiple times to a form by adding it into different sections. This is similar to how InfoPath used to work however instead of creating multiple views with different layouts you will be able to use sections to accomplish the same result. This will make it easier to use a single form for complex scenarios and reduce the reliance on logic to control the visibility of fields on forms. It will also make the design of forms much quicker.
#2 Sintel Forms BI
We already have a Sintel Grid SPFx web part that our enterprise customers use to display data captured from their forms. We are extending this into a new offering we call the “Sintel Forms BI” which will enable our customers to build reports and dashboards using the data captured in their forms. For partners this will enable the building of apps including forms, workflow, logic and reporting that can then be provided as a ready to use template to your customers.
#3 Extend workflow for use with linked list items
Many customers use forms with linked list items and want to be able to configure a Sintel Forms Workflow on those linked list items. We are working on extending our workflow functionality to enable this scenario. For example, if a form is created and contains a list of action items that are assigned to 1 or more individuals you will be able to configure a workflow to notify the relevant people for each individual action item.
#4 Reader Acknowledgement / Read & Understand
We will add a feature that will enable the use of Sintel Forms for reader acknowledgement or read and understand scenarios. This will enable customer to capture confirmation from both internal and external users that they have read and understood the content on a form.
Also under development
#1 More logic options
Customers have been asking to extend the logic for various use cases so we are going to add the ability to disable certain features in some cases. This will include things like disabling the attachments or Conversations when users are not in a particular group or when a form is in a particular state.
#2 Improved integration with Power Automate (previously Microsoft Flow)
While Sintel Forms has it own built in Workflow engine that meets the requirements of most customers, Sintel Forms also works very well with Power Automate. You can already use the built-in workflow mechanism in conjunction with Power Automate and we are adding some exciting new features to improve the integration even further.
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