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 type.

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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. Please note: If you intend to send links to files that are secured, the link will not work. Instead, have your users download the link from within the application instead. 

    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. 

    For security purposes, once a file is uploaded while the secured option is set, It's only accessible if the file remains secure. ​To access this, you must re-enable the secure option. If a file is ​uploaded while secure is disabled, then you can access it regardless. 

    The security setting is not compatible with the DropBox File Storage Location Setting

  4. Download Link Text Format -
  5. Custom text -

 

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

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Attachment Fields

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

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When using attachment fields to upload an image it can be secured to only be accessed from your app. It is important to keep in mind that anyone with the URL to an unsecured uploaded image can access that image even from outside of your app. However, please keep in mind that securing images can have some limitations on your image display options. In your app table, a secured image will show up as an image file that must be clicked to be opened. Alternatively, an unsecured image will show up fully visible in your table. Here is an Example below.

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To upload an Image in the Attachment field, click on the File and Image category in the Fields tab and select the Attachment field type.

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When having a user upload a picture in forms you have capture options in the page builder. For pc users it takes them to upload a file image for mobile it toggles other options.

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When creating a new Attachment 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, "Product Image" or "Logo".

  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. Please note: If you intend to send links to files that are secured, the link will not work. Instead, have your users download the link from within the application instead. 

    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.

  4. For security purposes, once a file is uploaded while the secured option is set, It's only accessible if the file remains secure. ​To access this, you must re-enable the secure option. If a file is ​uploaded while secure is disabled, then you can access it regardless. 

    The security setting is not compatible with the DropBox File Storage Location Setting

  5. Download Link Text Format - here you can choose to either add a file, custom value, a field, or an image.

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

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The maximum file size, at this time, is 10MB