User interface for changing basic properties of a form field, such as its name or its width.

Elements can be repeated. In this example, the user can enter one or more email addresses.

The number of repetitions can also be set automatically, depending on the value of another element. In this example the fieldset with the data of a single child is repeated. There are always as many fieldsets as the number of children the user selected.

The base properties name, width and hidden can be set for each form field.

Base properties

NameDescription
nameName of the form field. Only letters and numbers may be used.
aliasAn alternative name for the form element, which may contain any characters. See below.
widthWidth of the form, relative to the width of other form fields on the same row. For example, when placing two form fields next to each, giving both a width of 2 means that both will take 50% of the available width. Setting the width of the first form field to 1, and the width of the second one to 3 results in the first one taking 25% of the available width, and the second one taking 75%. 
hiddenWhen checked, the form field will be hidden initially. To show it again, the option visible if can be used, or a Javascript function such as  jQuery.fn.visible
disabledWhen checked, the content of the form field cannot be edited.
RepeatWhen this option is activated, the user can freely create any number of copies (repetitions) of this form element. For example, this can be used to let the user enter one or multiple email addresses. Please note that you cannot nest repeated elements: if a container is marked as repeated, none of its containing elements can be repeated.
Min. repeatMinimum number of allowed repetitions. When this limit is reached, the user cannot delete any more repeated elements. This is also the inital number of repetitions when the form is opened.
Max. repeatMaximum number of allowed repetitions. When this limit is reached, the user cannot add any more repeated elements.
Repeat triggerWhen an element is selected here: The number of repeated elements is automatically set to the value of the selected element. For example: Assume there is a select element or input element that lets the user enter number of children in their household. Also assume there is a fieldset for entering some data of these children. The fieldset is marked as repeated, and the select or input element is set as the repetition trigger. Now when the user enters how many children they have got, fieldsets are removed or created automatically so that there is always one fieldset for each child.

Alias

When a form is submitted, key-value pairs are sent with the name of the form being the key and the entered text being the value. Within workflow actions or templates, you can access the values of submitted form elements with variables. The name of a form element cannot contain special characters such as accented characters (é or ô). When sending data to web services or when integrating third party systems, it may become neccessary to make use of special characters. In this case, you can set an alias for a form element. This alias does not have any restrictions on which characters you can use.

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Created by gru on 2019/03/25 12:11
Translated into en by gru on 2019/03/25 12:11
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