The List control is a Display control that is used to fetch the data from a Sheet and display the contents of the sheet to the user.
- Label: Label is the text that is displayed above the control and helps the user to understand the purpose of the List Control.
- 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 “list” 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.
- 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 state that the LOOKUP returns will be cached and the user will be able to see this state of the field even when 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 control from the view.
- Default View: This lets you select the view that you want from the list and map views to display your details.
- Click Event: This is used to set the event that occurs when you click on a record in the list view. There are three options for Click Event that you can select based on your use case. They are
- Detailed view
Based on the selected options you will be displayed certain options to configure the Click Event.
- Theme: This lets you choose the color of the Container box. You can either enter a custom hex code value or use one from the available themes in the builder.
- Placeholder: It is a prompt that gives a hint to the user as to what has to be done. It is present in the field and is overridden when the user interacts with the control.
How to Use a List Control?
Start with selecting the List Control from the Display section of the Controls Menu.
The List 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 List Control 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 text field.
- Static Data: This allows you to directly type in the value that you want to set.
- Sheet: This allows you to get value from a sheet and display it in the control.
- Control: This allows you to bind data to the control by using another control’s value present in the microapp.
- Formula: This can be used to apply formulas and use the output of those formulas to set the control. You can learn more about formulas here.