Create a Subform Inside Another Subform

To configure a nested subform, do the procedure in this topic.

Figure: Design Subform screen

Design Subform screen

Good to Know

  • You can create up to three levels of nested subforms within a subform.
  • Some form controls can not be used in a subform.
  • For a nested subform, operations such as cut, copy, paste, undo, redo, and duplicate do not work.
  • You can not drag a subform from one form section to another.

How to Start

  1. On the Application Explorer screen, do one of these:
  2. On the eForm Builder screen, in the Toolbox, open the Commmon Controls tab.

    Common Controls tab
  3. On the Common Controls tab, drag a Subform (Legacy) Subform icon form control onto your eForm.

    SubForm Form Control
  4. Complete the fields as necessary.
  5. On the eForm Builder screen, click the Subform form control, and click Design Subform Design Subform icon.


  1. (Optional) If you want to change the columns on your subform, do one of these.
    • To add a column to your subform, click Add Column Add Column icon.
    • To delete a column from your subform, click Remove Column Remove Column icon.
  2. Configure your form control as necessary.
  3. To create a nested subform, add a Subform form control to your subform. For more information, refer to one of these procedures:
  4. Complete the settings on the configuration screens.

    You can use the App Data screen to specify a variable.

  5. Configure the nested subform.