You know sometimes how you can look for something FOREVER and never find it because it’s right under your nose? You don’t know just exactly where to look, but it’s right in front of you?
I had one of those moments recently, when a tool I’ve been using for several years finally revealed a feature to me that I’d never seen before.
It look us way longer than necessary to realize how to edit entries in Gravity Forms.
Part of the reason is because for the most part, Gravity Forms is a WordPress Plug-in that is only used for Lead Generation and Contact Forms.
Of course, it’s super powerful and capable of so much more. You can use Gravity Forms for eCommerce Product Calculation Capabilities for variable pricing. You can use it for powering math-based applications with graph and chart visualization, or quizzes with various scores and and results based on calculations of points.
So you can see, for many of these uses, why it may be useful to actually edit an entry as an admin in Gravity Forms.
Previous to this methodology, we were deleting entries and making new submissions to make our calculations.
Why would you need to know how to edit entries in Gravity Forms?
1. You have a quiz on your website powered by Gravity Forms and it’s Quiz Extension. You’re scoring your quiz a particular way. A user mis-enters a quiz answer. Rather than have them retake the entire quiz, you can just edit their one entry to recalculate the proper results.
2. You have an eCommerce product on your website that is calculating the price via the Gravity Forms eCommerce Extension. A user buys a product but has mis-entered an item on the form thus is paying the wrong price. You can edit the entry to see what price they should have paid and act accordingly.
3. You’re using Gravity Forms to power visual outputs like Graphs and Charts via other plug-ins like WPDataTables. There are bound to be mis-entries. Rather than delete and re-enter due to timestamps, you can just edit the entry.