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'Basic' Properties in AppBuilder Designer
'Basic' Properties in AppBuilder Designer

This article helps you understand 'Basic' Properties available in AppBuilder Designer.

Updated over a week ago

Click on a property name below to continue:


'Basic' Property 1 - Text

To enter the text to be used as name for the label field. You can also enter the text in different available languages by clicking on icon corresponding to the property.

Applicable for - Label, Button and Site Location controls

'Basic' Property 2 - Label

To enter the text to be used as name of the label for the selected field. You can also enter the text in different available languages by clicking on icon corresponding to the property.
Applicable for - Calculated Value, Hyperlink, Textbox, Text-Area, Rich Text-Area, Dropdown, Multiselect Dropdown, Checkbox, Radio, Datepicker, Timepicker, Map, Signature, Attachment, Toggle Button and Rating controls

'Basic' Property 3 - Field Name

To enter a name under which selected app field will be stored in server database in XML format. Field name must conform to the following guidelines:

1. Field name can consist of a letter, a digit, an underscore(_) or a period(.).

2. The first character must be a letter or an underscore(_).

3. Field name cannot contain spaces or start with system reserved words like XML or xml or Xml.

Applicable for - All except 'Line' control


'Basic' Property 4 - Data Field Name

To have similar fields having same data values though with different field name. You can use same data field name multiple times with similar type of controls (as mentioned below); however, same field name cannot be used multiple times. Data field name must conform to the following guidelines:

1. Field name can consist of a letter, a digit, an underscore(_) or a period(.).

2. The first character must be a letter or an underscore(_).

3. Field name cannot contain spaces or start with system reserved words like XML or xml or Xml.

Same data field name can be used with same types of controls as mentioned below:
Attachments <-> Attachment
Checkbox <-> Checkbox
Datepicker <-> Datepicker
Dropdown <-> Dropdown
Map <-> Map
Radio <-> Radio
Rich Text Box <-> Rich Text Box
Signature <-> Signature
Textarea <-> Textarea, Textbox
Textbox <-> Textbox, Textarea
Applicable for - Hyperlink, Textbox, Text-Area, Rich Text-Area, Dropdown, Multiselect Dropdown, Checkbox, Radio, Datepicker, Map, Signature, Attachment, Toggle Button, Rating and Repeating Table controls


'Basic' Property 5 - Value

To fetch dynamic data directly from Asite database for the selected field. Click on icon corresponding to this property which will open a popup containing two tabs - 'System Field' and 'Calculated Field'.
By default, the 'System Field' tab will be open. System Field allows you to fetch dynamic data from Asite database. Put the mouse cursor on available textbox to see a list of fields from which you can select values to fetch dynamic data from Asite database. You can also search for field names by keying in initial characters. Click on icon available at top right of the popup to view available data sources.
The second tab 'Calculated Field' enables defining mathematical calculation on 'Textbox' field values of numeric type i.e. 'Integer' or 'Decimal' values only. Supported calculations include addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Click here to learn how to define calculations.
Applicable for - Calculated Value, Textbox, Text-Area and Rating controls

'Basic' Property 6 - Link Address

To enter link address i.e. URL for the selected field.
Applicable for - Hyperlink control

'Basic' Property 7 - Display Label

To enter text display label for the hyperlink.
Applicable for - Hyperlink control

'Basic' Property 8 - Label Off

To enter text display label when the toggle button is off.
Applicable for - Toggle Button control

'Basic' Property 9 - Label On

To enter text display label when the toggle button is on.
Applicable for - Toggle Button control

'Basic' Property 10 - Value Off

To enter value when the toggle button is off.
Applicable for - Toggle Button control

'Basic' Property 11 - Value On

To enter value when the toggle button is on.
Applicable for - Toggle Button control


'Basic' Property 12 - Source

To configure image source. If selecting URL, click on icon and enter URL in the next screen as required, then click 'Save'. If selecting Upload, click on icon and using the 'Select Image' option, select an image from your computer, then click 'Save'.
Applicable for - Image control


'Basic' Property 13 - Display Format

To select a format which will be used to display data available for applicable control.
Applicable for - Checkbox, Radio, Datepicker and Timepicker control


'Basic' Property 14 - Columns

To set default number of columns to be displayed to the end user.
Applicable for - Repeating Table control


'Basic' Property 15 - Include Header

To set a column header for each column added.
Applicable for - Repeating Table control


'Basic' Property 16 - Include Footer

To set a column footer for each column added.
Applicable for - Repeating Table control


'Basic' Property 17 - Insert Button Text

To enter text you want to display to the end user for adding new rows. The default text is 'Insert Row'.
Applicable for - Repeating Table control


'Basic' Property 18 - Default

To enter the date to be displayed for end users.

Specific Date - To select a specific date that will be selected by default.

Current Date - To set the current (runtime) date to be selected by default.

Applicable for - Datepicker, Timepicker and Map controls


'Basic' Property 19 - Type

To select a type of map - 'Geo Coordinates' (To capture Latitude and Longitude) or 'Ordinance Survey Grid Reference' (For UK region) - which should be displayed to the end user.
Applicable for - Map control

'Basic' Property 20 - Number of Columns

To configure number of rows and columns as applicable for selected control.
Applicable for - Checkbox and Radio controls

'Basic' Property 21 - Time

To enable display of time along-with date.
Applicable for - Datepicker and Timepicker control

'Basic' Property 22 - Min

To set minimum value.

Applicable for - Rating control

'Basic' Property 23 - Max

To set maximum value.

Applicable for - Rating control


'Basic' Property 24 - Required

To make the selected field mandatory for end user to fill in.
Applicable for - Textbox, Text-Area, Rich Text-Area, Dropdown, Multiselect Dropdown, Checkbox, Radio, Datepicker, Map, Signature, Attachment and Rating controls

'Basic' Property 25 - Format

To define format for the data to be entered by end user. Available formats are integer / decimal / letters and numbers / letters / email.
Applicable for - Textbox and Text-Area controls


'Basic' Property 26 - Multi-Select

To allow end user choose multiple values at a time for selected field.
Applicable for - Dropdown control



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