Textbox and Text Area

 

About

The Textbox and Text Area can be used to collect text, and will accept any alphanumeric, numeric, or special characters.  

 

Textbox

The Textbox control type allows the user to enter a single line of data, limited to 255 characters.  It is used for most questions where answers will be reasonably short such as names or addresses.  It can also be used with String Concatenation and Digit Extraction

It  is found under Add > Text Simple Text > Texbox when building a form.

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Textbox can also be used to collect emails, URLs, and phone numbers, which can be launched directly from the app. 

Learn about Data Type Launcher Functionality. 

 

Textbox Properties

    • Default Value:  Set the initial value in the textbox.
    • Insert user's username as default value:  Sets the initial value in the textbox as the user's username.
    • Keyboard Type:  Set the Mobile Input Type.
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Text Area

The Text Area control type allows the user to enter multiple lines of data, limited to 4000 characters.  It allows the user to see a large amount of text at one time and is often used to capture notes or comments in the field.  If enabled, users can use voice to text to fill text areas.

It  is found under Add > Text Simple Text > Text Area when building a form.

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Text Area Properties

    • Default Value:  Set the initial value in the text area.
    • Insert user's username as default value:  Sets the initial value in the text area as the user's username.

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