Field Properties

There are different field properties that can be changed for each field.  Depending on the field type, there are different properties for each.  You have String fields, Choice List fields, and Date fields.  Each field can be expanded upon by clicking on the Plus_sign.png icon on the field.

 

Basic Properties

Every field shares a few of the same properties shown below:

Alias: Changes the name of the field for that form.

Readyonly: Makes the field read only if checked.

Visible:  Checked makes the field visible on the form.  Unchecked allows you to hide a field on the form. (Useful for when you want to clear a field on a certain form)

 

String Fields

 String fields only have the basic properties that are discussed about above.

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Choice List Fields

Choice List fields have the Options Selector.  This allows you to set what choices are available on the form and also reorder the choices in the list.  Choices that are on the Right, are available on the form.  Choices that are on the Left, are not available on the form.  In the second image below, the choices In maintenance, Missing, and Consumed are not available on the current form I am editing.

You also are able to check the box next to one of the choices to force a default choice when the form is first opened.  If no default choice is selected, the top choice in the list on the right will be the default.

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Date Fields

Date fields have a Default Date Value that can bet set in 3 different ways.  None, Fixed, and Offset.

None is shown below, where the user would have to fill in a date when they open the form.

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Fixed allows you to set a date that will not change.  This allows the user to open the form and not have to keep setting the same date when they use the form.

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Offset allows you to set a date of TODAY or a set number of days in the future.  The image below indicates how to set the date to default to TODAY's date when the user opens the form.  This would be used for something like a Deploy Date, so the user would not have to set it manually.  You could also set it to be a date in the future by Days, Months, Years.  If all assets have a Warranty End date of 3 years, this could be set here so the user would not have to set it manually.

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