Adding Text fields

ActivityInfo 4.0

The following section describes how to add short Text and Multi-line Text fields when designing a Form. Text fields can be used to collect short answers to open-ended questions or to ask for very specific information (e.g. a name). They can also be used to help customize a Serial Number field when selected a Prefix Formula in the properties of the Serial Number. Multi-Line Text fields can be used to collect long answers to open-ended questions.They could be used for example to collect Comments about a specific Form or an extended narrative.

  • Maximum length of a Text field record value: 1024 characters
  • Maximum length of a Multi-line Text field record value: 65536 characters
  • Multi-line text fields can't be Key fields.
How to add a Text field
  • In the Form Designer, click on "Text" to select the field from the Fields tab.

Fill in the properties of the Text field by providing:

  • Label: type the question or the label for which the user needs to provide information
  • Description: optionally provide a description
  • Code: optionally provide a code
  • Input Mask: add an input mask to constrain what users type in to a field

In the Settings check the boxes you want to apply for the field.

  • Click on "Done" to add the field.

Read more about adding an Input Mask.

  • The Text field has been added to the Form.
  • When you finish adding fields, click on "Save" to save the Form.
  • Users will be able to provide a short answer to the Text field when they are adding Records.
How to add a Multi-line Text field
  • In the Form Designer, click on "Multi-line text" to select the field from the Fields tab.

Fill in the Properties of the Text field by providing:

  • Label: type the question or the label for which the user needs to provide information
  • Description: optionally provide a description
  • Code: optionally provide a code

In the Settings check the boxes you want to apply for the field.

  • Click on "Done" to add the field.
  • The Multi-line Text field has been added to the Form.
  • When you finish adding fields, click on "Save" to save the Form.
  • Users will be able to provide a long answer to the Multi-line Text field when they are adding Records.

Multi-Line Text fields can be expanded to facilitate users adding Records by dragging the two lines in the corner of the box.