Auto-populate and Attachment Problem

Firstly I would like to auto populate certain fields base on a ride name but do not know how to go about doing that. Next, whenever I start filling in a form, and when I wan to attached a file it always show "Cannot update. Database or object is read-only". I can only attached a file when I go next and then go back which I think is not really practical.

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