When creating multiple and overlapping signatures, you may be able to use keep
instead of omit
. If you want a secondary signature to sign the primary signature, you can use keep
to sign only the primary signature. For example, you could use this strategy if you wanted a manager to sign an employee's information and signature.
Why Use This Practice
This practice simplifies the creation of overlapping signatures, saving form development time. Your choice of omit or keep for secondary signatures depends on whether the secondary signatures are signing information the primary signature didn't. In general, when creating secondary signatures you should consider the following:
- When the secondary signature signs different information than the primary signature, use omit to create the secondary signature filters
- When the secondary signature signs the same information as the primary signature as well as the primary signature itself, you can use keep to have the secondary signature sign only the primary signature. Since the primary signature has already locked the contents of the form, the secondary signature only needs to lock the primary signature itself.
The following diagrams show a form in which the first signature signs the body of the form, but not the second signature. The second signature then signs the first signature, and by extension, the body of the form. This allows the second signer to endorse the original signature.
In the following code sample, SIGNATURE1 and SIGNATURE2 are set as follows:
- Signature1 is the primary signature.
- Signature2 is the secondary signature and signs only BUTTON1 and its associated signature.
Signature1 omits Signature2
Signature1 also omits triggeritems, allowing the user to click buttons without breaking the signature.
Signature2 keeps Button1 and Signature1
Exceptions to this practice
There are no exceptions to this practice.
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