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Entry Components

Enter text, numbers, email addresses, or phone numbers

Entry components can be used in Forms or Details/Custom screens to allow users to add or edit data in your project. Depending on the type of entry component that you select, users will be limited to the type of data they are able to input.

Types of entry components

  • The Text Entry component allows users of your project to add or edit text.
  • The Number Entry component allows users of your project to add or edit a number value.
  • The Phone Entry component allows users to input a phone number in your project.
  • The Email Entry component allows users to enter email addresses in your project.
  • The Notes component (in Apps) allows users to enter and update multiple lines of text in a full-screen editor.

Configuring entry components

Data

In the General tab on the right side of the Layout Editor, locate the Data section. In the Column field, select the destination to store the inputted value.

For the Text Entry component, you can also set a minimum and/or maximum length. Similarly, for the Number Entry component, you can set a minimum and/or maximum value.

If you are using an entry component within a Form screen, you can designate a Default Value. This allows you to select and automatically fill the entry component with a value from the current screen.

Design

In the General tab on the right side of the Layout Editor, locate the Design section.

  • Select a Label and Placeholder for the component. These can be columns from your data source or Custom Values.

For the Text Entry component, you can also configure the size of the entry field, making it larger for times you’d like to capture multiple lines of text from users.

Options

In Forms or Add/Edit Screens, you can make Entry components required before the user can submit or save their changes.

Updated 2 days ago
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