Field Types

After creating a Data Entry Form and landing upon the form designer page, you'll be able to add various field types that will allow mobile app users to capture required data. Our platform offers a range of Basic and Advanced field types that can be added into a form's design by simply clicking or using the drag and drop functionality to place fields as desired.

Basic Fields

Advanced Fields

Most field types can be dynamically or statically configured to capture and/or display data based on the following common and unique property categories:

Basic Fields

Type

Brief Description

Property Options

Group fields together in one screen, with optional repeat capture.

  • Basic Properties
  • Layout and Styling
  • Validation and Behavior

Read-only display of text sections, field separators and/or reference images.

  • Basic Properties
  • Layout and Styling
  • Validation and Behavior

Display and capture single and multi-line text data.

  • Basic Properties
  • Layout and Styling
  • Validation and Behavior
  • Advanced Options

Display and capture number values.

  • Basic Properties
  • Layout and Styling
  • Validation and Behavior
  • Advanced Options

Display and capture dates, times or both.

  • Basic Properties
  • Layout and Styling
  • Validation and Behavior
  • Advanced Options

Single or multiple-choice selection via drop-down, checklist or text search.

  • Basic Properties
  • Layout and Styling
  • Validation and Behavior
  • Advanced Options

Capture and show GPS and map location, plus optional address lookup.

  • Basic Properties
  • Layout and Styling
  • Validation and Behavior
  • Advanced Options

Display and capture photos, video or audio.

  • Basic Properties
  • Layout and Styling
  • Validation and Behavior
  • Advanced Options

Capture signatures from the user.

  • Basic Properties
  • Layout and Styling
  • Validation and Behavior
  • Advanced Options

 Advanced Fields

Type

Brief Description

Property Options

Generate a unique number sequence using your own custom format.

  • Basic Properties
  • Layout and Styling
  • Advanced Options
Capture sketched drawings by the user.
  • Basic Properties
  • Layout and Styling
  • Validation and Behavior
  • Advanced Options

Capture barcodes and QR codes via device camera.

  • Basic Properties
  • Layout and Styling
  • Validation and Behavior
  • Advanced Options

Store default or calculate values, invisible to the user.

  • Basic Properties
  • Validation and Behavior
  • Advanced Options

Add buttons for user interactions - e.g., open a web link, Doc, Screen or Map.

See also:
Can I launch other apps on the user's device from within a Screen?

  • Basic Properties
  • Layout and Styling
  • Validation and Behavior
  • Advanced Options

Show a set of fields as editable rows, optionally from a Data Source.

  • Basic Properties
  • Layout and Styling
  • Validation and Behavior

Display and capture multiple images with a set of accompanying fields.

  • Basic Properties
  • Layout and Styling
  • Validation and Behavior
  • Advanced Options

Allow users to attach documents and files from device or web locations.

  • Basic Properties
  • Layout and Styling
  • Validation and Behavior
  • Advanced Options

Selects the matching row from a filtered Data Source, invisible to the user.

  • Basic Properties
  • Validation and Behavior
  • Advanced Options

Splits a form into workflow steps, using Tasks to move the entry between users.

  • Basic Properties
  • Layout and Styling
  • Validation and Behavior
  • Advanced Options

Fire a REST operation in real-time to retrieve data from a web service. Response is returned as text.

  • Basic Properties
  • Advanced Options

Read and write values on a Near Field Communications tag. ANDROID ONLY.

  • Basic Properties
  • Layout and Styling
  • Validation and Behavior
  • Advanced Options

Common Properties

While most fields share common properties, thanks to the data-capturing nature of the various field types mentioned above, there are numerous similar and unique properties that can be configured to allow you to build apps to fit almost any scenario. Below is a simple list of what can be configured, though this by no means encompasses everything.

Data Name
Title Text*
Hint Text*

Field Layout (Vertical or Horizontal)
Background Color

Required*
Visibility*
Read Only*
Custom Validation*
Validation Message*

Default Value
Bind to Global Value
Exclude from Export/Display
 Is Personal Data

*Static or Dynamic Values/Conditions can be set.

 

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