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Form configuration and process flow


This topic outlines the form configuration and process flow.

This graphic represents the web form submission process flow; details are provided in the following sections.

General Web Form Submission Process Flow

To be able to use forms generated from RPI, you need to have Real-Time installed and configured. In addition, the following settings need to be configured for form processing to work.

Real-Time preconfigured components

The expectation is that RPI Real-Time is installed and configured and working as expected, which at a minimum means the Real-Time system/status endpoint returns an "OverallStatus": true.

System configuration settings

You need to have RPI Real-Time configured and the RPI Real-Time Address configured as listed below. In addition, you need to define the name of the queue that has been created to support Real-Time. In this example, there are local queues configured (.\Private$), and the queue name itself is FormSubmissionQueue. For a production deployment, it would most likely not be a private or local queue.

These settings support form configuration and telling RPI system task where to process form submissions from(queue path).

Queue provider

In addition to the System Configuration settings, there needs to be a Queue Provider defined, and it needs to be set at the default. The queue provider that is defined needs to be where the queues that are listed in the system configuration reside. Below is an example of a queue provider configuration.

Real-Time appsettings.json.config configuration

In order for Real-Time to be able to write messages to the queue when forms are submitted to the Real-Time API endpoint, the appsettings.json file also needs to have the form submission queue defined in it. The


Locate the section for queue providers and ensure that the path that is named in the RPI System Configuration FormSubmissionQueuePath matches what is configured in the appsettings.json.config FormQueuePath.

The name of the configuration in RPI and the appsettings file are slightly different.

    "Queues": {
        "FormQueuePath": ".\\Private$\\FormSubmissionQueue",
        "EventsQueuePath": ".\\Private$\\WebEventQueue",
        "CacheOutputQueueEnabled": true,
        "CacheOutputQueuePath": ".\\Private$\\WebCacheQueue",
        "ListenerQueuePath": ".\\Private$\\RPIListenerQueue",
        "RecommendationsQueuePath": ".\\Private$\\RecommendationQueue",
        "ClientQueueSettings": {
            "Assembly": "RedPoint.Shared",
            "Type": "RedPoint.Shared.Queues.QueueInstanceFactoryMSMQ",
            "Settings": []

RPI system task

After the configuration is complete, you can enable the System Task "Web form Processor" in RPI Operations within the RPI Client. Currently, the default processing time is set to poll every 10 minutes. This is a setting you can adjust to be more frequent depending on the use case of the form submissions in the particular deployment. In the example above, it is set to execute every minute.

This task will pull the form submissions from the queue that was defined in the following steps and write them to the primary data warehouse.

Tables web form processor system task maintains

There are three primary tables that are associated with forms:

  • RPI_WebForm - Records are created and maintained when webforms are built within RPI

    • This table is unique on FormID

  • RPI_WebFormSubmission - Records are inserted by the Web Form Processor System Task

    • This table maintains a base set of fields related to the form submission which are documented below

    • This table is unique on FormSubmissionID and links to RPI_WebForm on FormID

  • RPI_WebFormFieldSubmission - Records are inserted by the Web Form Processor System Task

    • This table maintains a set of key Pair/Values that are associated to all of the form elements that are defined and captured as a part of the form submission

    • This table is unique on FormFieldSubmissionID and links to RPI_WebFormSubmission on FormSubmissionID

Form tables ERD reference

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