- Click the Forms icon.
- Click "NEW" in the top-right corner of the form list. The "Choose Form Layer" dialogue will appear. You can either create a form based on an existing layer in your map site, or you can define a new layer by clicking the "Define a New Form" button.
- Click "DEFINE A NEW FORM". Add a Name and Description and decide on a Form Type.
*Note: The "Form Type" determines the form's functionality within Lightship. You can see our article on form types here.
- Click "Save".
The form will open in edit mode. Here you can add form questions (fields) that you'd like in your new form.
- In the 'Field Settings' tab, click "New Question" to add some questions. Type your question, field name, and select a field type. Click "Save" and repeat for each question.
*Note: The field name is used to help identify your data both in and outside of Lightship. Short and descriptive is best practice. If you have a larger question to add, we recommend putting it in "+Add Additional Info". To change the way the field name appears to users throughout the site, use the 'ALIAS' feature, found in the Layer Admin.
- Click "DONE" when you are finished. The form is now available in the forms list and is immediately available for users with appropriate permissions.