Table Field Type

Table fields provide an inline tabular display of repeating data, along with the ability to add & edit rows in the Table via a dedicated row page.  

Users add rows via a dedicated "Add New Row" button, and can edit existing rows by tapping on the displayed Table row.

You can think of a Table as being a special kind of repeatable Page that can be placed within your regular Page.

Table Basics

The columns of your Table are defined by the Form fields that you place within the Table field when using the Form designer.

By default, the Table will display columns for each inner field, based on the order the fields appear within the Table field design.

The background color, font size and other aspects of these inner fields are incorporated to the column display of the Table.

You can choose to exclude fields from being displayed as columns via the "Disable Column Display" property found on all inner Table fields.

In this way you can choose which fields should act as columns in the Table's display.

The app automatically restricts the maximum number of columns displayed based on the device size.

For phones, tables are limited to displaying a maximum of 3 columns. On tablets, the app allows up to 6 columns.

Tables also provide other configuration options - for example you can customize the default "Add New Row" button as desired.

The "New Row" button appears at the bottom of the Table display on the app, allowing users to add rows to the Table.

When the button is tapped by the app user, the app navigates to a special row page which displays the fields you dragged into the Table design.

Once the user has filled in one row, they can navigate back to the main Form page or can navigate forward to add another row to the Table.

Using Formula Functions with Tables

As mentioned above, the Table field can be thought of as being a special kind of repeatable Page.

This means that repeat-specific formula functions can be used with Table fields.

For example, you can copy forward values from the previous Table row via the PRIOR('fieldname') function.

You can also use SUM('field') and other such functions in fields outside the Table to perform aggregate calculations on Table fields.

Pre-populating Tables

Table fields can be pre-populated via our Task API and via inbound field parameters passed in via an "Open Screen" interaction launched from a prior Screen.

Tables can be auto-populated from a Data Source using the Table control directly in the form.

In the example below, a Data Source called "Employees" was created with two columns: Email and Employee.

In the form, drop in a Table and specify the target Data Source. Note that filtering and updating is optional.

Create a field to represent each column that needs to be displayed in the table and bind them to the Data Source column.

Save the form and open it in the app, the table will pre-populate as shown below.

Current Table Limitations

Tables have some restrictions that should be noted when considering your Form design:

  • Tables placed within repeatable Pages are not supported (in particular for Data Template outputs)
  • Image/media fields do not currently display as columns
  • Dedicated totalling is not currently available on Tables, though this is likely to be added in the future.

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