Clicking add field in the Build Tool will allow you select and add fields to your form. The following list will provide you with a brief description of the different fields and their unique options.
Add descriptive text or html markup to your form.
Text Box and Message Box
Text boxes contain a single line of text.
Message boxes contain one or more lines of text. As well, message boxes can be displayed as an HTML editor box. HTML editor boxes offer the submitting user a rich text editing toolbar which provides more power to the submitting user. With the HTML editor box, users can submit video uploads, flash videos, images and, much more.
When modifying an existing text or message box, clicking more properties will reveal a Validation field. Validation will allow you to enforce minimum and maximum limit on the number of characters that a submitting user can enter. Additionally, you can define your own regular expression. Regular expressions allow you to enforce a set of rules on the accepted value types. Click here for additional information on regular expressions. The validation message contains the text that users will see when they enter a field value that fails the validation you’ve implemented. Test value will allow you to test the validation of your field by entering a value and clicking the test button.
Dropdown, Radio Button and Checkbox
All three of these fields allow you to create a field with multiple options that can be selected by form submitters. Dropdowns and radio buttons allow users to select a single option. Checkboxes allow users to select one or more options.
You have two methods of adding options to these fields. To add a single option at a time, use the green plus displayed in the Build Tool. Simply type in your option text and click the save icon. Alternatively, you can add more than one option at one time. Use the multiple-option input icon to add all of your options at one time. Simply type in the different options separated by a commas and click the save icon.
Upon saving, the Options dropdown will be populated with the values you added. Selecting one of the values will allow you to edit the option label text. Additionally, you can select the Default checkbox to have the respective option selected for your users when your form loads.
Selecting Hidden Values will allow you to associate numerical values with the different multi-select options you’ve created. For example, in the case of a mileage request form, you may decide that you need two dropdown options: Local and Out of Town (to accommodate different gas prices across different locations). We can associate the Local option with a hidden value of 1.2. For Out of Town, we will give it a hidden value of 2.45. Next, we could create a new Formula field to help us perform a dynamic calculation between some of our form fields. We could implement an equation that takes the hidden value associated with the selected dropdown option and multiplies it with a Distance Traveled number field that we have created.
Clicking more properties will present an additional Direction field which will allow you to format the radio button options to display horizontally or vertically.
Supports file attachments to responses.
Collect date and time information with this information.
Type will allow you to configure this field to collect date, time or date and time values from submitting users.
Clicking more properties will reveal an optional Default Now checkbox. Selecting this option will automatically populate the date field with the current date.
A text box with URL validation built-in.
A text box with email validation built-in.
Accepts numerical data in currency or decimal formats.
Number Format will allow you to define the type of formatting that you’d like use for the numbers provided by your users. The format options are as follows: currency, decimal, or whole number format.
Embed the submitting user’s profile information directly in to the form response. The following profile fields can be pulled in to each form response: Name, First Name, Last Name, Email, Picture, User Name, Supervisor, Mini-Card, Department, Division, Title, Employee Number, Phone, Ext/Local, Fax, Cell, Home Phone, Pager, License, Birthday, Anniversary, Skills, About Me, Job Description, Messenger, Linked In, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Flickr, HTML Field and, Custom Code.
Output fields whose value is based on other fields. Formula fields can be added within a spreadsheet to add, subtract, divide, or multiply content added to the following fields: Drop down, checkboxes, radio buttons, number, and mileage. Formula fields can be added to sections to calculate the sum, average, field count, minimum value, or maximum value of these fields contained within the spreadsheet.
Custom drop down populated by any CF data source. For additional information on the usage of this field, please click here.
A composite field allowing form submitters to select two points on a map and have our software perform an automatic calculation on the driving distance between the selected points.
Clicking more properties will present a Unit System dropdown that will allow you to collect distance in Imperial or Metric units. Selecting Show Locations will display the locations selected using the map feature, inline, on the form response.