Prerequisites

Ensure that the Document Services category is available in the AEM Sidekick. If the category is not listed, perform the steps listed at Enabling forms portal components.

Link Component

The Link component allows form portal authors to create a link to a form from anywhere on a page. The Link component is available in the Document Services section in the Sidekick.

Follow these steps to add a Link component:

Link component to link directly to specific form

  1. Drag the Link component on the page. Right click the component and click Edit.

  2. Specify the following:

    • Link Caption: Link text or caption for the link.
    • Link Tooltip: Tool tip for the link.
    • Form Path: Repository path where the form is stored.
    • Layout Template: Template used for layout of Link component.
    • Render Type: The render format--PDF, HTML, or Auto. The Auto render type detects the user environment and accordingly renders the form as HTML or as PDF. For example, if the form is accessed from a mobile device, the Auto render type render the form in HTML.
    • Submit URL: URL to the servlet where the form data is submitted.
    • HTML Profile: Profile for rendering the form as HTML.

Best practices for using Link component

  • Ensure that you select PDF as the render type if the path specified in Form Path points to a document which has PDF as its allowed render format.
  • Submit URL for a form can be specified at several places and its order of precedence is as follows:
    1. Submit URL embedded in the form (in submit button) has the highest priority.
    2. Submit URL mentioned in Forms Manager has the medium priority.
    3. Submit URL mentioned in forms portal has the lowest priority.

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