Misc. Fields

The Miscellaneous Fields category consists of the four field types pictured in the image below. These four field types have various use cases which we will discuss in this article. 

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Rating

The Rating field enables users to rate your field using custom icons. 

For instance, if you have an Applicant Tracking System application, you can create a rating field for interviewers/HR to rate applicants. 

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To create a new rating field, click on the Misc. category on the Add Field menu and select the Rating field type.

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When creating a new rating 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 rating field. For instance, "Applicant Rating" or "Service Rating".

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

  3. Number of Stars- this is where you can select the number of stars (or other selected icon) to display as your rating scale. At default, the Number of Stars is set to 5, meaning five stars will display as the rating scale at default. 

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    If you would like to change the number of stars to display as your rating scale, you can choose from other common rating scale options including 3, 4, and 10.

    For instance, if you would like to prompt customers to rate your services on a scale of 1-10, you would select the number 10 as the number of stars to display as your rating scale.

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  4. Enable Reset- this is where you choose whether or not you would like to enable users to clear their rating selections within a form. At default, the Enable Reset setting is set to Yes, meaning rating fields on a form will automatically include a button that when clicked will clear the rating selection.

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    To remove this clear button, you must change the Enable Reset setting to "No".

  5. Default Icon- By default, rating fields use the filled star (⭐) icon to rate fields. If you wish to change the rating icon, you can select an alternative icon from the list or click on the Custom button to select a custom icon.
     
  6. Icon Colors- This is where you can select the icon color that will display with rating selections. If no color is selected, the default Black color will be used to display rating selections. 

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  7. Add New Color Rule- Click the Add New Color Rule button to create rules to display specific icons and colors based on the rating value selected. 

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Signature

Signature Fields enable you to prompt users to sign their signatures on a form.

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Signature fields create a canvas for users to sign their signatures from any device, and signed signatures will be stored as images. 

To create a new signature field, click on the Misc. category on the Add Field menu and select the Signature field type.

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When creating a new signature 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 signature field. For instance, "Signature" or "Customer Signature".

  2. Description- this is where you can optionally describe this field for your own reference. 

Please Note: Signatures can not be edited.

Please Note: Signatures will override the original signature when a form is re-saved. Therefore, if you add an edit link to edit records submitted via a form, be sure to remove the signature field from the edit form to avoid overriding the original signature when the form is re-saved. 

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When creating a new link 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 link field. For instance, "Link" or "Website".

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

  3. Default Form Value- this is where you can enter a default text or link value to automatically populate within the link field box within a form.

    For instance, if you enter "tadabase.io" as the Default Form Value, forms will automatically load with the tadabase.io link pre-entered within the link field box.

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    At default, the Default Form Value for link fields is blank, meaning no default text or link value will automatically populate within the link field box when the form loads.

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  4. Link Text Format- this is where you can define the text that displays your link within components once it is submitted via a form. At default, the Link Text Format is set to Use the URL, meaning the link URL is the text that will display your link with components after it is saved via a form.

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    There are two other text formatting options you can choose to display your links within components- Use the same texts for all links or Use the unique text for each link.

    For instance, if you change the Link Text Format to the "Use the same texts for all links" option, a box will appear titled "Link Text" where you can enter the text value you wish to display for all links within your components after they are saved via a form. This text format setting can be useful if you would like to have the same text displayed for all your links, such as "Please Click Here". Let's put this text format option to the test by changing the Link Text Format to the "Use the same text for all links" option and entering "Please Click Here" within the link text box. 

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    As you can see in the GIF below, this time when we enter the link "tadabase.io" within the form and click Save, the link displays as "Please Click Here" within the table component.

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    Alternatively, if you change the Link Text Format to the "Use the unique text for each link" option, you will have the opportunity on each form to enter a unique text value to display each link.

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  5. Open Link In New Window- choose whether you would like the link to open in a new window when clicked. At default, the Open Link In New Window setting is set to No, meaning links will open within the same window when clicked unless this setting is changed to Yes.

Slider

Slider fields enable you to select a numeric value using a slider between two number ranges. You can choose any minimum and maximum values for both ends of your slider range. 

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You can use a slider field for a variety of reasons, such as to prompt users to select a rating out of custom min/max numeric values, to prompt users to select a progress/status value out of custom min/max numeric values, or to prompt users to select a numeric value for any purpose such as selecting a quantity, grade, or score.

For instance, you can prompt HR to rate applicants during an interview providing custom-defined minimum and maximum rating values. 

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As another example, you can use the slider field to prompt employees to assign a progress value to the tasks they are working on with custom-defined min/max values. 

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When you create your components within the Page Builder, you can customize how slider field results will display within components after they are submitted via a form. For instance, when adding the slider field to a table component, you can customize how the results will display with custom colors and format styles as illustrated in the images below.

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Additionally, within the table component settings you can click on the Add New Color Rule button to create rules to display specific colors when specific conditions are met. For instance, you can create a rule to display the progress bar in Green when the task progress is updated to a numeric value of 100.

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Click here to learn more about customizing slider field display options within table components. 

 

To create a new slider field, click on the Misc. category on the Add Field menu and select the Slider field type.

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When creating a new slider 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 slider field. For instance, "Progress Bar" or "Rating Slider".

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

  3. Value- This is where you can define the minimum and maximum values to display on either side of your slider range. If no minimum value is set, the number zero will display by default. There is no limit to the maximum value you can set. 

  4. Default Form Value- this is where you can enter a default numeric value to automatically populate within a form for your slider field. For instance, if you enter a Default Form Value of "2", forms will automatically load with the slider set to the numeric value of 2. 

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    At default, the Default Form Value for slider fields is blank, meaning sliders will not be automatically set to a specific number when the form loads.