Input Mask

The following section explains what an Input Mask is and how it can be used in ActivityInfo.

The Input Mask property is available for Text fields and can be used to constrain what users type in a Field when adding records. 

It can be used to make sure that users enter certain digits or letters. This can be useful if you have a Field with administrative codes, for example.

When adding Records, as users type in the Field that has an Input Mask, the data entered will automatically get validated and the Field will turn red if the data entered do not match the Input Mask and green if they do.

The following table shows the characters that can be used to create an Input Mask and their explanation.

Character Explanation
0 User must enter one digit (0 to 9)
00 User must enter two digits (0 to 9)
L User must enter a letter
LL User must enter two letters
A User must enter a letter or a digit
\ Character immediately following will be displayed literally

The following table shows examples using an Input Mask and their explanation.

Example Input mask Explanation
Family Registration Number  \1-00000000 The 1- is always fixed the rest of the digits can be different
Case worker  Initials AAA Initials have to be 3 letters long
Case worker ID 000 ID has to be 3 digits
Administrative number 2017-00-000 The 2017- is fixed the rest of the numbers can be changed.