An Input Label control consists of a Title and a data field. The text that is stored in the data field can be fetched from other controls or a sheet and can be submitted to a sheet when the submit button is pressed.
Properties of Input Label Control
- Label: Label is the text that is displayed above the container box and helps the user to understand what they are supposed to write.
- Properties: These properties help you customize the Label by changing the text size, weight ( Light, Normal, Bold, Extra Bold, X Extra Bold), alignment (Left, Center, Right, Justified) and color of the label.
- Type: The Type field is automatically generated depending upon the type of control used. In this case, it is an “input_label” type.
- Unique Name: A Unique Name is used to uniquely identify a control in your App. Every control that is added on the screen gets an auto-generated Unique Name on the basis of the Label name given to the control.
- Submit Data: This field lets you determine whether to send the value of the control or not in Workflow based on various control states. There are three conditions that could be set for this field.
- Always: When this condition is selected, the data in the field will be submitted irrespective of the state of the field.
- Never: When this condition is selected, the data in the field will never be submitted irrespective of the state of the field.
- No When Hidden: When this condition is selected, the data in the field will be submitted if the field is visible and not submitted when the field is hidden.
- Required: When you select the required option, the field becomes a mandatory field and the user can not submit without filling it.
- Read Only: When you select this option, the user will no longer be able to edit this field.
- Hidden: The hidden option helps you to hide the field from the user. This might help to perform some computation you don’t want the user to see or if you want to show certain fields only when a specific condition is met/not met.
- Caching: When the caching option is selected and if a LOOKUP formula is applied to this control, the value that the LOOKUP returns will be cached and the user will be able to see this value in the field even when he accesses the microapp later with no connectivity. This option is required when you want your app to be accessible in offline mode as well and getting the latest data from the sheets always is not critical.
- Hide Label: This option hides the label of the field from the view.
- Properties: This option lets you customize the Input Label by changing the text size, weight( Light, Normal, Bold, Extra Bold, X Extra Bold),alignment (Left, Center, Right, Justified) and color of the label.
How to Use an Input Label control?
Start with selecting the Input Label control from the Basic section of the Controls Menu.
The text box will then appear on the screen in the builder, you can then set all the above mentioned properties as per your requirements.
You can use the F option to bind data to the Input Label field and the V option to add validations to the field. You can learn more about validations here. There are four ways in which you can bind data to the Input Label.
- Static Data: By using the Static option, you can directly type in the text that you want to display.
- Sheet: The Sheets option allows you to get data from a sheet and display it in the Input Label field.
- Control: Control options allows you to bind data to the Input Label field by using another control’s value present in the microapp.
- Formula: The Formula options can be used to apply formulas and store the output of those formulas in the Input Label field. You can learn more about formulas here.