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Type Of Fields

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The General Field settings group will first ask for the Type of Field you want to add or edit:

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Type : Select the correct Field Type.

 

SSP 7 supports multiple Field types to be used in Forms. This is the complete list, the following chapters highlight the different options per Field type :

Text Field (Single line): a simple entry box, the height is 1 line, example :
textfield
Text Area (Multiple Lines): a multi-line entry box, example:
textarea
Radio Button (yes/no): 'Yes' and 'No' options are presented, only 1 of the 2 options can be selected. No other values are available. Example:
yesno
Upload File: Enables the User to upload 1 File. The uploaded file can be deleted and replaced by another file. Example:
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Multi Upload File: Enables the User to upload multiple files. The uploaded files can be deleted and replaced by another file. Example:

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Date Field : Field is presented with a calendar icon. Clicking this icon results in a popup, to easily select a date. Example:
datefield_clean
Date & Time Field : Same as a Date Field, but with added functionality to enter the correct time ( hours & minutes ).
Password Field: Same as a Text Field, but the entry is hidden. Example:
password
Read Only Display Field: With this field information from the form or derived from information on the form can be displayed as read-only information. This functionality is especially useful to show a hidden datastore parameter value, that belongs to a selected value in an earlier question.
Header: This is a piece of text, that is inserted between Fields. Adding a Header allows for shorter forms, as only the first Header is shown by default. The others remain closed. Headers also help in organizing and structuring the Forms.
Tab : This field allows you to split the form in separate pages.
tabs
Section: A Section is a group of Fields, that is optional. Based on Antecedents ( see Edit Form : Section ), this Section is shown or not.
Repeatable section buttons : Show the buttons when using repeatable sections. These buttons should be added to the repeated section, and allow users to add a new instance, copy or delete it. clip0241
Sub Form : Insert the fields of another Form into this Form. The fields are copied over when the user opens the base Form. When the linked Form is changed, the changes will also be shown to the User.
Static HTML (descriptions): This is a pure text field, with options to set text bold, italic, etc.
Hidden Field (default value) : This field is hidden for the User, and always has the same label and default value. Hidden fields can be used to send form specific information to  a process shared by multiple forms, or to store values for dynamic list filtering.
Selection Fields : Selection Fields show a list of options, in different ways. The list is created as a Parameter in the DataStore. Selection Fields can show their values in different formats:

       - Dropdown, only 1 selection is possible, example:
                dropdown

      - Checkboxes : multiple selections are possible at the same time, example:
                checkboxes
       - Radiobuttons: only 1 selection is possible, example:
            radiobuttons
    - Cascading Drop downs: The same as Drop down, but multiple drop downs are defined. Based on the selection in the first drop down, the contents of the following drop down(s) is filtered.
     - Listbox (single selection): Shows a list of the values, user can select only 1. Example:
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    - Listbox (multiple selection): Shows a list of the values, the User can now select multiple values (by holding down SHIFT or CTRL). This method is not commonly known by end-users and should be avoided.
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- Searchable Listbox (single selection) : Shows a list of values, that is searchable. Users can select 1 entry. Example:

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- Searchable Listbox (multiple selection). Shows a list of values, that is searchable. Users can select multiple entries by using the arrows. The right box lists the selected entries. Example:
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- Grid (single selection): A Grid type of field allows to show multiple Fields from the Datastore in a single field, making it easer for the user to find his value.

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- Grid (multiple selection) : Shows a list of the values, similar to the Grid (single selection), the user can now select multiple values (by holding down SHIFT or CTRL). This method is not commonly known by end-users and should be avoided.