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Getting error One of the options for this cell is not supported for P8eForms in IBM FileNet eForms Designer

Technote (troubleshooting)


Attempts to edit the eForms template that contains signatures in a table result in the following error:

One of the options for this cell is not supported for P8eForms. It will be reset to a default setting. Do you want to accept the change?

The issue did not occur before migrating from IBM FileNet P8 3.5 to IBM FileNet P8 5.0.0


When seeing the above error:
- If click Cancel: no change is made.
- If click OK: the Signature is no longer displayed as one of the format types of the cell


Placing signatures in table cells have never been supported. This was confirmed since FileNet P8 3.5.0 version but was mistakenly included in eForms Designer 5.0.0.

Since P8 5.0.0 and eForms Designer 5.0.3 this functionality has been removed

Diagnosing the problem

Test creating a P8eForms template which contains signature cells in a table using eForms Designer 5.0.0. The form is functioning fine but when editing the signature cells will see the reported error.

Resolving the problem

eForms Designer 5.0.3 or above does not support placing signatures in table cells.

A possible work around is, alongside the table, to create a "column" of single cells that match up with each row of the table. Use these single cells as the signature cells.

Document information

More support for: FileNet eForms
Eforms for P8

Software version: 5.0.0, 5.0.3

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1639099

Modified date: 04 April 2014