Trigger on submit not available

I have a trigger on a container (dev) that initiates a 10-step workflow. The DIV container contains my search field and submit button. Is there a way to change it so that the workflow starts when the submit button is clicked? i thought it was best practice to put the workflow on the container, which is why I set it up that way. thanks!

Sounds like you are really close, @nocodedevs

Instead of a regular container, you just need to place the search and submit button into a form container, then add the workflows to the form container.


Ah! That makes sense. Is there a way to save the workflow or will I need to rebuild it ?

You can copy workflow actions. There are three dots in the top of the workflow action, click on them, and then copy. Then, you can paste them into the other workflow by clikking the three dots between workflow actions and clicking paste.


Amazing, not entirely sure how i missed this tbh!

For future reference, in Data > Workflows, you can set up global workflows that you can re-use throughout your application.

In this tutorial, we created a global workflow to let users upvote a feature.

You can learn more about WeWeb workflows here.

You’re not the only one!

We have it in mind to improve the user experience for this :slight_smile:

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The problem that I am having now is that I can’t seem to access the “search field” in my workflow when I switched the div to a form container – any ideas? @Joyce @kevinwasie @kyanaloe

See Loom video

Click on Var. It should be in there. The value of that text input.

unfortunately, i don’t see it @kevinwasie …any ideas @Joyce @kyanaloe ?

Hi @nocodedevs :wave:

When you add a Search bar element, it automatically creates a Variable:
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It looks like you deleted a couple of elements related to the Search bar element.

I dragged and dropped a new search element on your page, you can see it contains 3 items:

  • Search bar
  • Button
  • Text input

In your case the Search bar had been deleted.

Does that help?

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that did it, thanks Joyce :smile:

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