A Select Bar control is used to display a set of options in a bar from which the user can select one or more options. Colored container indicates selection and if deselected the color is set back to the default. For example, a Select Bar can be used to let the user select all the required services by a customer.
Properties of Select Bar
- Label: Label is the text that is displayed above the text box and helps the user to understand what the Select Bar is for.
- 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 a “dhq_select_bar” 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 selected fields will be submitted irrespective of the state of the Select Bar.
- Never: When this condition is selected, the selected fields will never be submitted irrespective of the state of the Select Bar.
- No When Hidden: When this condition is selected, the selected fields will be submitted if the Select Bar is visible and not submitted when the Select Bar 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 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 state that the LOOKUP returns will be cached and the user will be able to see this state in the Select Bar even when the user 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 Select Bar from the view.
- Type: This is used to define if the user can select just one of the available options in the Select Bar or multiple options. There are two types that you can choose from in the dropdown.
- Single Select
- Option font: This option lets you customize how the option will look. You can change the text size, weight (Light, Medium, Bold, Extra Bold, or X Extra Bold) and text color.
- Theme: This lets you choose the color of the Select Bar. You can either enter a custom hex code value or use one from the available themes in the builder.
- Bar Type: This lets you choose the style in which the bar should be present. You can choose it to be Wrap and it will wrap around the options or Scrollable which will let you scroll through the options. You can also use the Auto option which will automatically set the bar type to the best suitable style.
- Item Width: The Item width option lets you define the width of the options present in the Select Bar either in percentage or in pixels.
- Color Config: When this option is selected, you can set the color for each of the options by selecting the option from the list available below the Color Config option and changing it to the desired color.
How to Use a Select Bar?
Start with selecting the Select Bar from the Selection section of the Controls Menu.
The Select Bar will then appear on the screen in the builder, you can then set all the above properties as per your requirements.
You can use the F option to bind data to the Select Bar 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 Select Bar field.
- Static Data: This can be used to directly type in the text for each option that you want to display and add more options by pressing the Enter key when you are at the last option. You can use the Selected option to define which of the options you wish to be selected by default.
- Sheet: This allows you to get data from a sheet and display it as the options of the Select Bar.
- Control: This allows you to bind data to the Select Bar by using another control’s value present in the microapp.
- Formula: This is used to apply formulas and store the output of those formulas in the Select Bar. You can learn more about formulas here.