Field settings

Updated 5 months ago by Neil

When you add a new field to your form, you can configure the settings. 

Name and Field ID

The Name is displayed just above the field on the form. 

The Field ID is the unique name the system gives to the field and is used when creating expressions

  • Kissflow will automatically assign a field ID that is identical or similar to the field name. 
  • You can customize the field ID when you first create the field, but you cannot change it after publishing the form. 
  • Field IDs cannot have spaces. Underscores will be added automatically. 
  • There are some restricted names like “Status” that you cannot use.

Required

If you mark a field as required, it must have a value at the first step at which it is editable. For example, if you mark a field as required, but it is hidden for the first two steps, and editable on the third, then it will only generate an error message on the third step.

Required fields will have a small red asterisk beside them on the live form.

Help text

Help text appears underneath the field and helps users know what to enter. 

Default value

This is a placeholder value that displays in the field before a user enters any information. 

Computed field

Some fields allow you to use an expression to autopopulate information. Learn more about expressions

Field type

There are 20 different types of fields to use on your form. Each field is strongly associated with a certain data type. The data type is very important if you are going to use it in any expression. The field type also determines if you can have a default value, and what validations and appearance options you have.  

Name

Data type

Usage

Example

Default value?

Expressions?

More info

Text

Text

Enter a short amount of data on a single line

Y

Y

More here

Text Area

Text

Enter a larger amount of formattable data on multiple lines

N

N

More here

Email

Text

Collects valid email addresses

Y

N

More here

Number

Number

Enter only numbers

Y

Y

Uses commas for thousands, millions

Configure the number of decimal places to display

Currency

Number

Enter a number displayed as currency

Y

Y

Choose which currencies to accept

Date

Date

Pick a date

Y

Y

Formatted based on your locale

Date & Time

Date

Pick a date and time

Y

Y

Based on your timezone

Yes/No

Boolean

Choose yes or no

Y

N

More here

Image

None

Upload and view an image

N

N

More here

Rating

Number

Give a rating of 1-5 stars

Y

N

More here

Dropdown

Text

Select one option from a list

Y

N

More here

Checkbox/Multi-select

List

Select more than one option from a list

N

N

More here

Slider

Number

Select a number on a slider

Y

N

Set the min and max range and intervals

User

User

Select a user in your system

N

N

More here

Checklist

List

Check off items

N

N

Cannot be made required

Attachment

Attachment

Attach files

N

N

Maximum size is 100mb

Signature

Image

Draw your signature

N

N

More here

Lookup

Reference

Select items found in other flows

N

N

More here

Remote lookup

Text or JSON

Retrieve realtime data from a 3rd party system

N

N

More here

Rich text

None

Add static formatted text and media to your form

N

N

More here

Aggregation

Text or Number

Aggregate table data

N

N

More here

Sequence number

Text

Add a recurring serial or sequence number to each item in your process

N

Y

More here


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