Creating forms in Contensis

Contensis (version 7 onwards) has an inbuilt form creation tool.  At the moment these are only available on the externally facing Birmingham website, and can only be created by web leads/co-ordinators.

We are hoping to roll out the functionality to the intranet shortly.  If you have any questions about forms please contact us via the Service Desk.

More information and guidance will appear here as the functionality is rolled out but here are some general guidelines.

Form responses will be sent to an email address, however the results are also stored in Contensis enabling the editor to export them as csv for their records.

The forms are created using the drag and drop functionality and the following options are available.

  • Text box
  • Multiline textbox
  • Number
  • Checkboxes
  • Radio buttons
  • Drop down
  • Section Header
  • Page break
  • Name
  • Postal Address
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Website
  • Date picker
  • Time 
  • Upload

Each of these have additional settings that you can use such as making them a required field etc.

Character length validation currently does not work (i.e. this box must not exceed 200 words).

Page rules are available (i.e. if the answer to 2 is yes, go to page 3) however these should be kept to a minimum to save the form from becoming too complicated.