Form Builder Elements
- How do I create a form?
- What is a Text Area element?
- How do I add a Text Area element to my form?
- Text Area Tips
How do I create a form?
With our latest Form Builder, creating a form is now easier and more intuitive than ever.
What is a Text Area element?
The Text Area element is a multi-line text entry field that can be used to enter larger amounts of data that will not fit into a normal Text element.
How do I add a Text Area element to my form?
To add a Text Area element, please follow the instructions below.
STEP 1. From inside the form builder, click the Text Area button from the left-hand menu. You'll see it populate the device view.
STEP 2. On the right-hand side, you'll see the element properties. Enter the name of your element.
PLEASE NOTE: If you check the Based on Label option, it will create a data column based on the Label on the element.
STEP 3. Save your form.
Text Area Tip #1
The character limit on the Text Area element is about 65,000 characters.
If you want to limit the amount of characters in the text area, you can use one of these options:
1. Add a client validation where the text area character length is less than the max you want:
Client Validation: text_area.length <1000
Client Validation Message: "Number of characters cannot be more than 1,000"
This validation message will only appear when the user tries to submit the record upon completion.
2. Add a text element with the label as the message to the end user and make this field required. Put in a condition where this field will show if the limit is over and hides if the limit is less than.
Text Element Label: Number of characters cannot be more than 1000
Text Element required attribute checked off
Condition Value: text_area.length > 1000
This validation message will show right after entering text in the text area field. The required attribute will make it so the user cannot submit if this field is shown.
Text Area Tip #2
Text Area elements can create large amounts of data within a record. If using several on your form, we suggest creating a Subform to house these Text Areas. This will ensure that you don't run into any issues when trying to upload large amounts of data.