Re: How to get the table to update and reflect changes to the form

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4 - Data Explorer

I am a total novice but cannot find the answer to my question in the guides or posted solutions. I have created a form with two fields, created the associated grid, and then changed the order of the feilds in the form and also changed the name of one field. The grid did not update to reflect those changes. I did refresh the pages. In the screenshots, you can see that the table does not match the form. Could someone tell me how to sync the form and the table so that they match? Thank you so very much!
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Welcome to the community, @Paula_Wilson!

The grid view & the form view both share the same exact field names, but you are allowed to choose a different name for each field that “overrides” the original field name and displays to the general public.

This is for cosmetic purposes only — it only displays that name on the form for the general public to see on their end, but it is still the same field name underneath the hood.

In fact, if you click on that field on your form, you will see BOTH names — the underlying field name, and the override name that you chose for the general public to see.

So in your case, the name of your field is “Contact Person of Association”, but you have chosen for the general public to see the name of the field to be “Contact Person of Association-test” on that particular form.

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