A Map Control is used to display certain locations to the user or accept a location from the user. You can search for locations or navigate to your current location using the built-in options. For example, we can use a Map Control to show the locations of service centers in a city or country.

Properties of Map Control

UI properties

  • Label: Label is the text that is displayed above the Map and helps the user to understand the significance of the map.
  • 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 “map” 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 based on 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 the Workflow, based on various control states. There are three conditions that could be set for this field.
  1. Always: If this condition is selected, the data in the Map Control will be submitted irrespective of the state of the Map Control.
  2. Never: If this condition is selected, the data in the Map Control will never be submitted irrespective of the state of the Map Control.
  3. No When Hidden: If this condition is selected, the data in the Map Control will be submitted when the Map Control is visible. It will not be submitted when the Map Control is hidden.
  • Required: If 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 that you do not want the user to view or when 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 Map Control 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 Map Control from the view.

Properties

  • Map Height: This option lets you set the height of the map in pixels.
  • Allow users to choose location: This option allows users to choose locations on the map.
  • User Marker Text: This text is displayed to the user when they select a location on the map.

How to Use a Map Control?

Start with selecting the Map Control from the Advance section of the Controls Menu.

The Map Control 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 Map Control and the V option to add validations to the field. You can learn more about validations here. There are two ways in which you can bind data to the Map Control.

  1. Sheet: This allows you to get data from a sheet and display it in the Map Control.
  2. Formula: This can be used to apply formulas and store the output of those formulas in the Map Control. You can learn more about formulas here.

Preview

Map showing Locations

Search option for Maps

User-selected Location on the map (indicated in red)

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