Before we look into the ‘Editable Field Properties’, here is a quick look into the 2 non-editable field properties.
Field Name and Data Type: These are the 2 field properties that cannot be edited through the Control Center
of the cflow application. The Field Name and Data Type of the field are given while designing the workflow
and once the workflow is saved they cannot be edited, as the data capture to the backend happens through
Listed below are the editable field properties of the form fields:
- Field Type
- Is Mandatory
- Is Unique
- Is Read Only
- Display Name
- Tool Tip
- Valid Values and Default Values
- Display in grid
- Is Active
To access the field properties follow the link:
Control Center -> Select the Workflow from the first column -> Click on the icon ‘Fields’ from
the second column-> Visual Form Arrangement Screen opens up -> Click on ‘Edit Field’ link
against the fields created-> Field Details screen opens up.
Editable Field Properties
Field Type: Field Type indicates the type of the field, if it is going to be a ‘TextBox’, ‘DropDownList’,
‘CheckBox’ etc. You have the option to choose the field type from the drop down, which lists all the
field types available in the cflow application.
MaxLength: The maximum length of the field is specified here.
Is Mandatory: The field ‘Is Mandatory’ is a drop down field with a ‘Yes’ and ‘No’.
Selecting a ‘Yes’ means that this field will be marked with a * (asterisk) in the GUI intimating that
it is a mandatory field to be filled in the form and cannot be left blank or without any input.
The below screenshot shows the different field types and ‘Is Mandatory’ field property implemented
in the GUI of your workflow.
Is Unique: When a field is selected with this field property, it means that no two records can
have the same field value. The ‘Is Unique’ property is a dropdown field with the option ‘Yes’ and ‘No’.
When you try to save two records with same data, an error message intimating duplication is thrown.
Is ReadOnly: The field property ‘ReadOnly’ when selected to be a ‘Yes’ intimates that the field
cannot be edited in the GUI as shown in the below screenshot.
Display Name: Display Name denotes the name of the field as it will appear in the GUI.
This need not be the same as the ‘Field Name’ and it can be edited even after the workflow is saved
unlike the ‘Field Name’.
Tool Tip and Default Values: Tool Tip is the field property which is used to add useful hint info
when the mouse cursor is placed over the field as a tip to the user.The below screen shot shows
the usage of tool tip.
In the GUI screen, Tool Tip and Default values are added as shown in the below screenshot:
Valid Values :
To add values to a drop down field in the GUI, you should specify the valid values for the
drop down field in this section. The valid values should be separated by commas as shown below.
In the GUI screen, valid values are added as shown in the below screenshot:
Display in grid: This is a drop down field property with a ‘Yes’ and a ‘No’. If you select a ‘Yes’,
the field will appear in the grid when the workflow is opened. This feature is used to refer to some of the
important data in the workflow quickly at a glance.
Is Active: This field property is also designed with a ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ option.
Selecting a ‘No’ will make the field not to appear in the GUI screen.
When the option ‘Yes’ is selected, this field will appear in the GUI.