Form Versions

Each time you edit a form and deploy the changes, you create a new form version. Old form versions are saved in an Archived state. These archived versions are a valuable reference when problems occur with a form. Administrators can look at archived versions to determine what form version introduced the problems and narrow down the cause. This topic describes how to access a form version history and add or view version notes. It also describes how to revert the form to an Archived version and make it the Active version.

Note:Only current DraftClosed A draft form is a partially filled-out form saved on a device, or a preliminary version of a form that's been saved but not deployed in the Form Builder. versions of forms are saved. Once a Draft version is deployed, the draft will no longer exist.


Version History

The Version History page lists Archived versions of a form, as well as the Active version and any drafts.

  1. From the Manage Forms menu, navigate to the form you want to set up.
  2. Hover over the arrow beside the form name.
  3. Select Version History.


The resulting page lists form versions from newest to oldest. To delete or copy a form version, hover over the desired version, and select the option from the icons that appear at the right. The options, from left to right, are: Copy and Delete.

The version history of a Construction Equipment Inspection form. Six versions are visible. Hovering over a version reveals the options to copy or delete the version.

Note:Deleting form versions, whether Active or Archived, is not recommended. Related data records will be lost and users with the deleted version on their device may encounter problems.

Add and view version notes

When you select Save and Deploy in the Form BuilderClosed The Form Builder is the tool that form designers use to create forms. In the Form Builder, accessed from the TrueContext Web Portal, form designers can add and edit pages, sections, and questions, as well as attach data destinations and configure the form's settings., you have the option to add notes. Notes are useful for tracking changes between form versions.

The Save and Deploy modal, with a note added. The note reads, "Added a new section for mobile users to enter vehicle information."

The Version History page shows the notes in a column to the right.

The version history of a Construction Equipment Inspection form. One version has a note from the Form Designer. The note says the designer added a new section to enter vehicle makes and models.

Make an Archived form version the Active version

An Archived version of a form can be made Active. This is useful when you need to revert to an older version.

To make an Archived version active:

  1. View the Version History as noted above.

  2. Hover over the Archived form version.

  3. Select the Copy icon that displays on the right.

  4. Keep or change the following settings:

  5. Select what the system should do with duplicate Data SourcesClosed Data sources, also known as "Lookups", are external sources of data that you upload or connect to TrueContext. You can reference this data in a form to populate answers or answer options. Data sources save typing, reduce errors, and make it easy to provide mobile users with only the relevant, most current data., Documents, and Resources in the target FormSpace. The system can:

    • Overwrite the duplicates.

    • Link the target form to the existing duplicates.

    • Copy and rename the duplicates.

  6. Select whether to notify mobile users of the update. If you select this option, mobile users will not receive a notification that the form has changed.

  7. Select Copy.