Workflows: Edit submissions

This page covers the submission edit workflow. Edit submission workflows can be used to edit submissions in another Clappia app based on triggers from the app on which the workflow is configured. For help related to how to add workflows to your app, click here

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Sample Workflow to automatically edit a submission after it was created manually.

Configuring the workflow

After you have added the edit submission workflow node to the app, you will be able to configure it. If the right panel which shows the details of the step is not shown you should click on the newly added node to proceed.

The right panel is used to configure the workflow. The details for each field is as shown below.

Step Name

This is the name of the step. The name set here would be what would appear on the workflow graph on the left. This field is required and you cannot keep a blank name.

Select App

This shows the list of apps for which the workflow can be configured. If you don’t have access to any other apps in the workplace, it would show an error. Select any app from the list to proceed.

For the selected app to work with this workflow, there are 2 conditions that should be met:

  1. You should have edit permissions on the target app
  2. The selected app should have at least one configurable field. (Refer to the next section to know about configurable fields)


Filters are used to configure which submission in the target app needs to be edited. Note that the edit would only proceed if only one submission matches the provided filters. To add a filter click on the ‘Add Filter’ option in the right panel.

You can add multiple filters to the workflow. Each filter would consist of 2 fields. The first one is to select the field in the target app. The second field is a formula field to provide the value to be filtered.

You can select the field from the dropdown. Note that some field types are not supported by this workflow node. To know the list of allowed fields, refer to the ‘Configurable Fields’ section in this article.

The second field is a formula block to provide the value for the filter. To know more about formula blocks, refer to this article

The filters need to match with exactly one submission in the target app for the workflow to proceed.

Set Field Values

Click on the ‘Add field’ button to add a field to be configured.

You can add as many fields as you require. Each field configuration would consist of 2 fields, similar to the filters section.

The first field is a dropdown to select the field to be edited. Note that not all field types are supported by this workflow node. Refer to the ‘Configurable Fields’ section in this article for the list of supported field types.

You can use formulas to configure these fields. Press @ to get a dropdown of fields in the current app. Refer to this article to know more about using formula blocks.

If the target app has statuses, you can also change them using this workflow. There would be a status option that you can select from the fields, provided that the target app has statuses and you have review data permission on that app.

Set Submission Owners

You can assign a submission to multiple other users of the app using this workflow. This field accepts a comma-separated list of email Ids. The email Ids can be either static ones or can also be pulled from the variables defined in the app. Additionally, you can choose to remove the current owners from this submission.

Configurable Fields

Configurable Fields Non Configurable Fields
Single Selector Date
Dropdown Time
Single line text Multiple Selector
Multi line text Code Scanner
  Camera, Image and File
  GPS Location
  Dependency app fields
  Calculations and logic

Once you have configured with all the fields you can click on save to save the workflow. You can activate the workflow as per the configured trigger.

Workflow Execution

All edits made by this workflow would be made by a Clappia bot.