when some one one has created forms Schema Design with Duplicated fields.. which have the same field Properties ie ;
* name * select-multi * field-type * concept * table-name * default-value
- you simply go to the Admin page > Merge duplicate fields ,under "Forms"
- click Merge duplicate fields and if there are any Duplicated fields, It will automatically merge them
Effects of "Merge Duplicate Fields"
the function merges simiilar/ Duplicared fields per each form, simmilar implying they have same "Field name" , "Select multi" , "Field Type" , "Concept" , "Table name " , "Default Value",
and it points all the duplicated fields to the first field.
NB . the function does not delete the duplicated fields from the given Form_Field table in the Dtabase , neither from the form Layout, but t just points the duplicated Fields to one single Field.
an example below is a duplicated field "NewX" in a form.
before the Duplicated Fields are merged , when u search in "Find field Elements" for a field to add to the form,
all the Duplicated Fields are returned as single fields
After u Merge the Duplcated Fields, when u serach for the Duplcated field, it is returned as a merged field