Text Fields: Adding and Setting Properties
When to use Text Fields
Use Text Fields when you want to capture generic or unstructured information. This includes comments, warm up information, capturing names, or personal information, concerns about training or injuries etc. It captures information that does not need to be used later for in depth analysis. The image above shows a Single Line of Text and Paragraph Text in use.
What Text Fields are Available to add to your event form?
To Add in a Text Field, click on the type of field that you need, name it and add in any instruction/description. The Form Overview on the right will display the Question Setting
Set any Question Settings and Visibility Settings such as Required or Defaults to Last (all discussed in the previous chapter on Adding in new Question Fields and Updating their Settings/Properties
Set up the Advanced Properties for the Text Field- Field Size
The advanced Properties unique to the text fields are Field Size and Minimum and Maximum number of characters
"Field Size" allows you to select the size of the Text fields from Small to Extra Large. The image here shows Small, Medium and Large and Extra Large Single Line of Text fields and Small, Medium and Large and Extra Large paragraph of text boxes.
The text and paragraph of text field size is by default set to medium. To change the field size, click on the drop down and select a different size. If you are using positioned Form Properties (discussed in the Advanced Form Lessons, check that the text box size still works with your form design).
Maximum number of characters has been disabled. Please ignore this setting as it will be removed from the system
Add a Paragraph of Text to the event form and in the Advanced Properties, there is a box to select a "Template". Click on the Database Template that you want to link to.
This database will then be available to enter into the text area along WITH free text information as well.
N.B. The fields in the database that you want to pull through into the text area MUST be set up on that Database as "Summary Fields". If they are not they will not show through.
You would check that by going to the database list, opening the database and then checking each field that you want to appear is set to Summary Field True