File and Image Fields

File Fields

File fields enable you to upload files and prompt users to upload files as well.

Uploaded files are stored on Tadabase servers at default. Certain subscription plans offer the ability to set your own storage location and store uploaded files on your own S3 bucket. 

To create a File field, click on the File and Image category on the Add Field menu and select the File field.

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When creating a new file field there are several settings you can customize such as those highlighted in the image below.

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  1. Name- this is where you can name your File field. For instance, "Resume" or "Presentation".

  2. Description- this is where you can optionally provide a brief description of this field for your own reference.

  3. Secured- changing this setting to "Yes" will place an extra security measure on this file field by limiting the ability to download this file to only from within a data component on the live app or from the Tadabase Builder associated with your account. If users attempt to access a secured file outside of a data component on your live app or your account's builder platform, they will receive an authorization error. 

    At default, the Secured setting is set to "No", meaning files are not secured with this download restriction at default.

    This security setting can not be updated once the field is created.

As you can see in the GIF below, file fields will display with a Browse button within forms and as a link within other data components. 

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Image Fields

Image fields enable you to upload images and prompt users to upload images as well.

Unlike file fields, image fields can not be secured to only be accessed from your app. It is important to keep in mind that anyone with the URL to an uploaded image can access that image even from outside of your app. If you need to secure your images, you can upload them as a secure file, however please keep in mind that this can have some limitations on your image display options.  

To create a File field, click on the File and Image category on the Add Field menu and select the File field.

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When creating a new image field there are several settings you can customize such as those highlighted in the image below.

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  1. Name- this is where you can name your Image field. For instance, "Image" or "Product Image".

  2. Description- this is where you can optionally provide a brief description of this field for your own reference.

As you can see in the GIF below, image fields will display with an Upload button within forms and as an image within other data components. 

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