Validation and Form Manipulation with Xano and Weweb
In this meeting, the participants discuss form validation and how to ensure good data submission to the back end while delivering a good user experience on the front end. They highlight the importance of validating data on the back end for security reasons, as the front end can be intercepted. They also mention the need to validate data criteria on the back end to prevent websites from being easily hacked, especially for sensitive information like financial data.
One participant shares their issue with a multi-step form and the data manipulation involved. They are unsure whether splitting the form into different parts is the best practice since it would require redoing all the work already done. The others provide examples of multi-page forms and how to implement form validation using utility functions and custom error messages. They suggest using preconditions to test and validate form fields to prevent inconsistent or incorrect data from being submitted to the back end.
The meeting concludes with discussions on importing an Excel spreadsheet into Xano and manipulating data structures in Xano. The participants agree to address these topics in future meetings or through video demonstrations.