(Please note that older articles might not render correctly in mobile view.)
The form builder uses icons to:
- describe the status of a question,
- describe the kind of question used in a form,
- indicate the ability to edit a part of the form.
This article will show the icons used in the form builder and describe their purposes.
These icons are all selectable, meaning that clicking or tapping on them allows you to change things within the form.
Edit Icon: Any element of the form builder that has this icon beside it can be edited. This will bring up that element's Information page, allowing you to edit its properties.
For example, selecting this next to your Page Name brings up the Page Information screen, where you can change the name, unique identifier, and other page properties.
Menu Icon: Any element of the form builder that has this icon beside it has multiple available options. The most common options within the menu icon are:
For Questions, two additional options are available:
Drag and Drop Icon: This icon indicates parts of the form builder that can be dragged and dropped into different configurations.
For example, this shows up next to each question in your form. If you want a particular question to be moved higher up in your form's section, you can drag the question and drop it in the appropriate spot.
These icons are used to show what kind of question is being used in a form. They show up when you select Add a Question.
For detailed information about each Question Type, please read: Question and Data Types in the Form Builder.
|Text Field: Capture text input in a single-line field.||Geo Location: Capture your current location.|
|Information Label: Show an informational message.||Single Checkbox: A question with a single checkbox.|
|Slider: Choose a number or range on a slider.||Text Area: Capture text from a multi-line field.|
|Button Group: Choose one of 2-5 color-coded options.||Dropdown: Choose one option from a list.|
|Multi Select: Choose multiple options from a list.||Radiobutton: Choose one option from a short list.|
|Stepper: Use + and - buttons to choose a number.||Duration Field: Enter a time duration (hours, minutes, seconds).|
|Date/Time Selector: Select a date/time.||Date/Time Stamp: Automatically collect a date/time.|
|Time Based Math: Calculate a date/time based on another date/time and a duration.||Duration Based Math: Calculate the duration between two date/time entries.|
|Calculation: Calculate any number.||Duration Calculation: Calculate a duration based on other durations or numbers.|
|Image: Capture or attach photos.||Sketch Pad: Annotate on top of photos, diagrams, or a blank canvas.|
|Signature: Capture a signature.||Audio Recording: Capture an audio recording.|
|Barcode: Scan a barcode with your device's camera.||Digit Extraction: Strip numbers out from another answer, or format a date.|
|String Concatenation: Build a string using answers and static text.||File Upload: Attach a file.|
These icons are static, meaning that they cannot be selected. They are used to provide information about questions, sections, or pages.
These icons describe what kind of answers go into the question types. Data types determine the sort of data a question will be collecting. For example, different icons will show in the form builder if the question expects text, an image, or GPS coordinates from the mobile user.
|Integer: This is an integer (whole number) data type.||Decimal: This is a numeric data type. You can set the number of decimal places.|
|Currency: This is a numeric data type.||Free Text: This is a data type that can contain alphanumeric characters.|
|Email: This is a data type that checks if your mobile users have entered a valid firstname.lastname@example.org address.||Date: This is a data type that uses a date selector to store answers as a Date value.|
|Time: This is a data type that contains a Time value in standard UTF encoding.||Date/Time: This is a data type that contains a date and time value in standard UTF encoding|
|URL: This is a data type that contains an http:// or https:// type URL.||Phone Number: This is a data type that collects a phone number.|
|Geolocation: This data type collects location data using your mobile device's location.|
These icons are used on questions, sections, pages, and tabs to indicate what restrictions have been applied. Most of these restrictions have to do with mobile user behavior.
|Required: Required questions must be answered before proceeding to the next page of a form or submitting a form. If a user attempts to move to the next page or submit the form without answering a Required question, an error message will appear advising the user that there are unanswered Required questions.||Read Only: Read Only questions cannot be edited on mobile devices. These fields usually either contain data filled out by an administrator in the case of a dispatched form, or are auto-populated/pre-filled based on selections made earlier in the form.|
|Hidden on Device: Hidden on Device questions cannot be seen by mobile users. These questions may contain sensitive information, or data used by questions later in the form.||Hidden on Reports: Hidden on Reports questions are not kept on completed documents, and are not saved.|
|Error: This icon appears next to tabs, pages in the page index, and other form builder elements that contain problems that would prevent the form from deploying properly.|