Good product, good support.
Using it heavily. Very advanced, with a ton of features, although a bit buggy in image handling and export/import, but nothing that can't be overcome.
This is a very powerful module that does what it says. You can design any form imaginable. The only negative (and it's a biggie) is that the user interface for the admin area is poorly designed (there are so many options, that the options are poorly laid out), ugly and quirky. When I say quirky, here is an example. The module supports drag/drop to move questions around. However when you try this it does not act as you would expect. In any other UI, you can see WHAT you are moving and WHERE you will be moving it to, WHILE you are moving it. I.e. grabbing a question should show the question move with your mouse and rearrange other fields "on the fly". Not with this module. I have tried to drag questions around only to find they either don't move at all, or they move in a place that I don't expect. Also, when I begin dragging a question, the drag cursor for my mouse is not located where my mouse pointer actually is, it's a half a screen away.
Pretty good module but the backend is incredibly complex and difficult to figure out. I find several things very confusing, even after reading the documentation numerous times. Their support has been good though and they have helped me through several issues. You don't get 100% customization of the look and feel, but pretty close. (For example, when it comes to aligning elements on a form, you can only do so much via the interface. Then you have to resort to CSS and in some cases, it is very difficult if not impossible, to make your form look exactly like you want across all browsers.)
Great module! The Dynamic Panels allow me to hide and show sections based of previous questions. That along with SQL post events and more have me building all the complex forms that I could want. I could even give form development to non-development people if needed.
You can do alot with this module and it caters for for most forms, but i found it a bit slow to administer with a large form.. I had issues with the ajax enablement and had to end up writing my own custom tabs get the form to display correctly.
This module is amazing. It allows me to do a huge amount of stuff with forms. My only complaint is that I can't do batch operations, adding in 12 actions on post one at a time is pretty brutal.
This module is AMAZING. Customer support, quality, and usability are great. We are doing so much with this module that we could not do before
I did a lot of research when looking for the best out of the box forms module. My requirements are very high. Dynamic Forms from DataSprings was the only solution for me. The program's name Dynamic Forms is accurately named and gets the job done and doesn't have the limitations that most programs out there does.
from my usage it was acceptable to do a basic form however be aware it does NOT handle large datasets well and they try and pawn you their "Views" product which though was more helpful, did not solve their issues. Some basic optimization on the DB layer fixed the issue however it was me tinkering to fix these issues and not a product enhancement that solved it.
more than 20k entries was an issue, now at 80k the form is useless and cannot add more entries.
for lower volumes not an issue. just be sure you keep your datasets small
I cannot recommend this product enough, it is brilliant and so flexible plus the support via the forum is so quick and good. They really do listen to their users and take on board changes required and if you need something specific (custom change) then their prices are very reasonable for this. I have used a number of forms modules in the past for different projects and this one will be part of all my future projects. I highly recommend this product.
I have tried several forms modules, but in general, they sacrifice ease-of-use for customizability. This module, however, give me 99.9% of everything I could need in a forms module without having to get a special degree to configure and use it. The developers seem to have taken into account how a form is actually used, and I was able to create a semi-complicated registration form within a couple of hours of installing the module. Good job, guys.
Complex and full-bodied, but lacking in the layout department.
This is a big time saver on complex forms, but I found it too buggy for enterprise applications. In the past I have purchased several other Data Springs modules and had similar results. Most on the issues I have had in the past have been corrected in newer releases, but the developer does not offer free upgrade periods. BUYER BEWARE!
Fantastic SQL intergration, creative question events and many great options for what happens when the user hits 'submit'. Not to mention great support (via the forum and direct correspondence). Keep up the great work!
Excellent product. First-class support. Six stars!
One of the best modules, if not THE best module on Snowcovered. Excellent support, great user guide, and a strong user interface.
I have been using Dynamic forms for many versions. Have always been extremely pleased with the functionality with this module! Please keep up the great work.
Great product. Extremely flexible so far and I haven't run into anything I am not able to do.
Great product with features being pushed to the edge. You can do everything you can with the form using this module. Fantastic support, our issues always get resolves within hours.
I am new to DotNetNuke and needed to create a site with a dynamic form. This product did everything I need. Their support is very thourough and fast.
Their response to my question was better than same day, it was within the same hour! I knew the product would do what i wanted, they just had to point me in the right direction.
Absolutely fantastic product! I prefer this one to others that I've tried because it can use stored procedures for the underlying SQL instead of only views. We were able to use this to create forms to write to our own custom set of tables outside of DNN.
I did run into an issue with saving certain special characters because our app handles multiple languages but the datasprings guys have it fixed within a day.
I would highly recommend this to anyone needing to create custom forms for their website.
UPDATE: I just had a configuration issue that Chad helped me to get figured out. The problem turned out to be my fault and Chad helped me to resolve it and get things working. I can honestly say that the support is just as good as the module ... well worth the money ...
This product comes with excellent features, good ease of use and exceptional technical support. Thanks Chad and Candace for all of your help and for never saying "it's not our problem." I started with older versions of Dynamic Forms and Dynamic Registration and have chosen to upgrade both, numerous times. There was just no need to look elsewhere.
These guys were very responsive and did a fantastic job. Customer service is obviously a top priority for Data Springs.
For somebody absolutely new to DNN, we found this module very easy to understand and configure. We have not yet used this module to its fullest extent - just on the contact us page - but the potential for this product is priceless!! look forward to working with this module..
Very powerful - flexible and elegantly design. Support is first class.
I'm truly blown away by the amount of functionality that this module unleashes. Incredibly powerful yet very easy to use.
We love the quality, features, and function of the Dynamic Forms module. The usability is great and the customer service is wonderful! Every time we ask a question we get a quick response that always answers our question!
I was delighted when I first create our first form in our new DNN site. It went very smoothly. Datasprings support is awesome. I did have a few issues and found a bug the support I received was outstanding. I would have no problem recommending them.
Powerfull, easy to use and flexible. It helped a lot to view the DNN Creative instructional videos along with it.
This module is hands down the best module that I have every worked with in regards to creating forms to collect information from a DNN website! The interface for this module is very easy to use and understand. The features and capabilities are incredible! DataSprings make it so easy to create complex forms and they provide so many features. The new features in 3.0 provide the ability to create just about anything that you can imagine. You have complete customization of how your form is viewed including how the results are view. You have the ability to create, attached and link to PDF results of the form. You have complete customization on how the data is presented. You have the ability to customize who gets notified and when notifications are sent out when a form is submitted. The list goes on and on and the possibilities using this module are endless. This is a module that you must use if you have to collect information from your uses for any reason.
Chad is a rock star.
Dependable. Thorough. Responsive.
Very capable forms module. Many options, which can be daunting at first. But once you learn it, you can crank out simple or complex forms fast. We use the authorize.net integration with success. Vendor support is quick and thorough.
I have been creating DNN sites for many years now and have well over 100 sites under my belt. Each site I've created has utilized at least one 3rd party module. I have purchased dozens and dozens and dozens of modules from Snowcovered. I can safely say that these guys are the best, both in terms of quality of product and commitment to great customer service. Highly recommended.
This is a top notch module created by a company that knows how important service is to its users. In my mind the module exceeded my expectations.
You should also try it!
Dynamic Forms is a great module supported by a great company. I'm able to make enterprise level web applications in hours instead of weeks. The support team responds very quickly and in one case even spoke with me on the phone. I have tried at least four different DNN form modules and Dynamic Forms is the only one I use.
Very powerful, flexible tool. We have used it on many sites and it keeps getting better.
Dynamic forms is a mixed bag. It's extremely powerful but with that comes a lot of confusion. I bought this because of the paypal integration and could never make that feature work. I ended up paying a 3rd party to implement for twice the cost of the module itself...so programmers didn't find it all that intuitive either. The module is solid but the more advanced features are confusing and in the case of simple forms, they can even get in the way.
Excellent module and outstanding support.
Keep up the good work...
ICCI Melb Inc
I have run into obstacles creating the forms that I need and the way that I want them to act.
The assistance and support from DataSprings has been of the absolute highest quality and has been supplied in a very rapid manner. I really cannot praise these people highly enough to meet the level of praise that they deserve and have earned.
Awesome product! We're very happy with it. One suggestion: It would be nice if one could use regular buttons to submit a form. Right now there's only a choice between link and image.
I found the module easy to install and would say that tech support is responsive. The module offers great flexibility in its ability to very quickly allow the user to create forms and post submit actions that range from the very simple (e.g. email notification) to the complex (paypal integration tied to user subscription etc.)
However, if you need to be able to manipulate or display the data, after it has been submitted its near impossible - yes you can view the data directly in the module but you have no control over its presentation. If not for this weakness / failing I would have rated the product a high 4
I needed for a client a way to create an Order Form based around existing business rules for quoting products. While this is not suitable for a chopping cart, it is perfect for creating order forms for limited (but with configurable options and price adjusters) amounts of products.
I started building this in XMod, however the ability to do complex multi-field calculations based on user input in seconds from the form question edit page meant that I was able to meet the time line (which was not realistic to begin with!).
Some things that are in need of change is better form submission reporting options as well as a form question layout tool that is more drag and drop than it currently is.
The support is great, I thouroughly used it and even had a couple of weekend correspondences with the developer that was a pleasant surprise.
Well worth the five stars given.
Dynamic Forms works exactly as advertised. The product is great, and with a little practice, becomes very intuitive to use.
What really shines is the technical support. I had an issue when first installing the module and sent a note to the Data Springs support department. Within *5 minutes* I had a response - written by a human being - that solved my issue. Super impressive!
I have used several other form modules in the past. This is "the" module to have. The module has an excellent interface to complement it's power and ease of use. The ability to trigger multiple events based on user input is so powerful.
This form module easily integrates with the leading email services such as aWeber, iContact, etc. Add in the integration with Authorizenet and I now have a module that integrates with both my email service and payment gateway making it painless to collect information and payments from users. This automates my CRM process and saves me time and money.
Hi, that Module is easy to use and the support ich very quick and helpfull. Working with Data Springs is super.
What I wanted was an online form to drop onto my websites without having to spend time on implementation or money on a solution that did more than I wanted. Data Springs delivered; the form was easy to implement and works. That was all I wanted!
Support was fast and effiecient. Not that there were any major issues with the form (I saw their support was A1 when reviewing products but wondered so many reviews included support - as surely a product should just work). I contacted them over a tiny issue and it was dealt with, no fuss. Therefore support deserves a mention.
Thanks Data Springs.
Very good module. from a function point of view, they have thought about just about eveyrthing.
i struggled a bit though with getting used to it. i think the user guide needs to be a bit more easy to understand.
Very easy to use and great tech support. I ran into an issue, contacted tech support and within seconds was chatting with a support rep. The problem was resolved very quickly. I would definitely buy another module from Data Springs.
Easy to install, very helpful support
This module and many other Data Springs modules really fit our businesses need for complex yet easy to use solutions. We have tried other form modules and this one is the best. The support is super fast and extremely helpful. A must buy!
I wanted something quick and easy. Dynamic Forms 2.3 offers Quick and Easy. Sometimes you don't want to spend hours building a form. Dynamic Forms walks you through the process to success. A very Nice Forms Building Module.
Great module and excellent customer service!
Wow, does this module make adding dynamic forms to a DNN website easy! Customer support responded to two minor issues I had with a patch the very same day! There are almost too many features with this module and the custom wizard makes creating simple forms a snap. I created a dynamic refer-a-friend form with a customized email in less than 5 minutes. In fact, based on my experience with this module, I decided to buy the opt-in email, too, which is equally impressive.
We purchased this module after looking into many others available for DotNetNuke. We selected this one largely because it seemed to offer a straightforward interface and highly flexible options allowing us to do the immediate tasks at hand, plus a variety of things that would be obvious needs down the road a bit. We also found the license details for enterprise to be attractive compared to our number two option (read the fine print when shopping).
After purchase, we discovered a bit of a compatibility issue with our particular email provider (Google Apps for Domains). We contacted DataSprings, got a prompt response and they provided a fully tested patch within a week. This level of customer support for such an inexpensive and powerful tool is BY FAR the best I have ever recieved from a software vendor. Their enthusiasm to make their customers happy is simply astonishing.
We have now built our first "application" using this form tool and find it to be excellent. If you choose to dig a little bit into some basic SQL Server programming we're finding you can really do some fantastic things, allowing Dynamic Forms (as well as Tailored Text/HTML) to handle the user interface and validation at a professional level.
Overall an absolute Bravo!! Jay Lucas, Administrator - Greenstone Community Portal
(public rollout of what we've developed with this module not scheduled until mid to late Fall 2007, check our site then)
I am working on a multilanguage project & I am stuck because I need multilanguage support in drop down list.
When are you planning on releasing full multilanguage support?
I really really need it.
Really a nice tool. We had some extra needs - everything excellent done by data springs.
MANY THANKS to Chad
Fantastic product! Excellent support too! We use this product for intranet use, but will eventually use this across the public web site too. We've looked at many solutions for our corporation, by far this was the best fit for Parcom hands down!
A very feature rich product, allows for all kinds of customizations, yet relatively easy to use. The latest version, Version 2.3.5, has a "Question Wizard" to set up some commonly used form fields such as names, addresses, etc. to begin your form. After that, you can add as many questions as you want and customize all the questions to your heart's content. We are an ad agency specializing in innovative work both aesthetically and functionally, and we are accustomed to pushing the limits with whatever we produce for our clients . . . and this product stands up to our "pushing"!
Dynamic Forms actually works very well with (and has a very similar interface as) a few other Data Springs products, like Dynamic Registration (we purchased that too.) and Dynamic Login. So if you need these additional functionalites, it is helpful and more efficient to use them in an intentionally integrated environment.
The technical/product support is remarkable. During our development of our client's product, the support team at Data Springs worked closely and tirelessly with us to fine-tune the features we need--did I say we push the limits with whatever we produce!? Their effort was commendable!
Thank you, Data Springs for creating such a phenomenal product!
This module makes building forms as easy as ever possible. Most people don't realize how complex even a small form can be. DataSprings makes management easy, by putting all the fields and options under one page, so you dont have to wait for page loads and loose your place. This build offers your forms the ability to be dynamic, and change according to various answers. With improvements and updates frequently, DataSprings also honors major discounts of up to 80%-90% off an upgrade. No questions unanswered either. The support is exceptional. What more to say?
The Version 2.3 is beautifully done and much impoved. It provides far more functionalities comparing other DNN Form module available at Snowcovered. It is a product at higher level.
George Guo, Cincinnati, OH
Excellent product - does exactly what it says on the tin!
Just installed and set up my first 6 forms. Very easy to use and configure.
No problems understanding interface / options and happy with functionality.
Not had a need to use support yet so cant comment on that but first impressions of module very positive.
Adding powerful forms to your DNN site really IS possible! The power and flexibility of this module is simply amazing. From display options to validation options to form completion events this module has it all. You don't even need to know how to code HTML to create your forms. Technical support is also outstanding.
The winner will receive the entire Data Springs Collection 7.0 - Designed to get your website up and running like a DNN superhero (spandex not included).