Sequence Number form control

A form control that lets you create an alphanumeric string with a number that increments each time a new instance of an eForm starts. You can use the sequence number in this form control for tracking purposes, like a request number.


Sequence Number form control

Configure the Sequence Number form control

To configure the Sequence Number Sequence Number icon control, do the procedure in this topic.

Video: Common Configuration Settings in eForm Controls

Prerequisites

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 or higher.

Good to Know

  • If a form user starts a new instance of an eForm, and then cancels it without submitting the form, the sequence number created for the eForm instance becomes unusable. The next time an eForm instance is created, a new sequence number is created.

How to Start

  1. On the Application Explorer screen, do one of these:
  2. Do one of these:
    • Add a Sequence Number Sequence Number icon control:
      1. On the eForm Builder screen, in the Toolbox, open the Advanced Controls Advanced Controls icon tab.
      2. On the Advanced Controls Advanced Controls icon tab, drag a Sequence Number Sequence Number icon form control onto your eForm.
    • Change a Sequence Number Sequence Number icon control:
      1. On your eForm, click the control, and click Edit Edit icon.

Procedure

  1. Complete the settings on the configuration screens. You can use the Process Data screen to specify a variable.

    For more information, refer to Use Process Variables to Configure an Activity or a Form Control.

General

Specifies the basic configuration for the Sequence Number form control.

Figure: General tab

General tab

Fields

Field Name Definition

Label

Function:
Specifies the text label that shows on your form for the control.
Accepted Values:
One line of text that can have spaces.
Default Value:
Different for different controls.
Example:
Refer to:

Internal Name

Function:
Specifies a unique, technical name for your control.
Accepted Values:
One line of text with no spaces.
Default Value:
Different for different controls.
Example:
Refer to:

Help Text

Function:
A description for your control.
Accepted Values:
More than one line of text.
Default Value:
None

Help Text Display

Function:
Specifies if the field shows the text in Help Text field when the form user puts the mouse on the label or field.
Accepted Values:
  • None - Does not show the help text.
  • Hover On Label - Shows the help text when you put your mouse on the label.
  • Hover On Field - Shows the help text when you put your mouse on the field.
  • Hover On Both - Shows the help text when you put your mouse on the label and Field.
Default Value:
None

Configure

Specifies detailed configuration settings for your form control.

Figure: Configure tab

Configure tab

Fields

Field Name Definition

Start Value

Function:
Specifies the first number in the increment series.
Accepted Values:
A positive integer.
Default Value:
None

Increment By

Function:
Specifies the amount to increase the each number in a series.
Accepted Values:
A positive integer.
Default Value:
None

Prefix

Function:
Specifies text to show before each incremented number in a series.
Accepted Values:
One line of text that can have letters, spaces, and special characters.
Default Value:
None
Accepts Process Data Variables:
Yes
Example:
INT-

If the prefix is INT-, the start value is 001, and the increment is 1, the form control creates the series, INT-001, INT-002, INT-003...

Suffix

Function:
Specifies the text to show after each number in an incremented series.
Accepted Values:
One line of text that can have letters, spaces, and special characters.
Default Value:
None
Accepts Process Data Variables:
Yes
Example:
th

If the suffix is th, the start value is 10, and the increment by number is 1, the form control creates the series, 10th, 11th, 12th...

Appearance

Specifies the look and feel for your form control.

Figure: Appearance tab

Appearance tab

Fields

Field Name Definition

Font Family

Function:
Specifies the font family of the input text and label.
Accepted Values:
A font name from the list.
Default Value:
Arial

Font Style

Function:
Specifies the style of the font for the input text and label.
Accepted Values:
  • Bold - Shows the input text and label in bold.
  • Underline - Shows the label underlined.
  • Italic - Shows the label in italic.
Default Value:
None

Background Color

Function:
Specifies the background color for your control.
Accepted Values:
A color value using a hex code, RGB code, or RGBA code.

You can enter a color code, or select a color from the palette.

Default Value:
#ff0000
Example:
Refer to:

Border Color

Function:
Specifies the border color for your control.
Accepted Values:
A color value using a hex code, RGB code, or RGBA code.

You can enter a color code, or select a color from the palette.

Default Value:
#ff0000

Foreground Color

Function:
Specifies the foreground color for your control.
Accepted Values:
A color value using a hex code, RGB code, or RGBA code.

You can enter a color code, or select a color from the palette.

Default Value:
#ff0000

Apply Font Properties To Control

Function:
Specifies if the control gets the font properties from the properties set in the form settings.
Accepted Values:
  • Selected - The control gets the font properties from the properties set in the form settings.
  • Deselected - The control does not get the font properties from the properties set in the form settings.
Default Value:
Deselected

Label CSS Class

Function:
Specifies a CSS class for the label of your control.
Accepted Values:
A valid CSS class.
Default Value:
None

If you specify your CSS CSS icon on the top menu, the CSS is populated.

Field CSS Class

Function:
Specifies a CSS class for the field in your control.
Accepted Values:
A valid CSS class.
Default Value:
None

If you specify your CSS CSS icon on the top menu, the CSS is populated.

Container CSS Class

Function:
Specifies a CSS class for the container of your control.
Accepted Values:
A valid CSS class.
Default Value:
None

If you specify your CSS CSS icon on the top menu, the CSS is populated.

Example:
Refer to:

Font Size (px)

Function:
Specifies the size of the input text and label for your form control.
Accepted Values:
A positive integer.
Default Value:
12

Behavior

Specifies how the control shows on your form.

Figure: Behavior tab

Behavior tab

Fields

Field Name Definition

Right To Left

Function:
Specifies if the text for this control, including user input, shows from right to left.
Accepted Values:
  • Deselected - The text shows from left to right.
  • Selected - The text shows from right to left.
Default Value:
Deselected

Visible

Function:
Specifies if the form user sees the field.
Accepted Values:
  • Selected - The form user sees the field.
  • Deselected - The form user does not see the field.
Default Value:
Selected

Text Align

Function:
Specifies the horizontal alignment of user input for this control.
Accepted Values:
  • Left - Aligns the text to the left.
  • Center - Centers the text.
  • Right - Aligns the text to the right.
Default Value:
Left

Label Position

Function:
Specifies the position of the text label that shows on your form for the control.
Accepted Values:
  • Inherit - The position of the label is as specified in the form settings.
  • Left - Specifies that the position of the label is to the left of the container.
  • Top - Specifies that the position of the label is to the top of the container.
Default Value:
Inherit

Advanced

Specifies advanced settings for your form control.

Figure: Advanced tab

Advanced tab

Fields

Field Name Definition

Field ID

Function:
Shows an ID of the control.
Accepted Values:
Read only.
Default Value:
Different for different controls.

Data Security Settings

Function:
Specifies whether to store information from the field in the process schema, so the application can use it again, or to simply pass on the information after the form is submitted without storing the information. This option helps to protect sensitive user information.
Accepted Values:
  • Persist - Stores the data from the field in the process schema, so the application can use it again.
  • Do Not Persist - Does not store the data from the field in the process schema. This option provides greater security for sensitive user information.
Default Value:
Persist

Show In Tablet

Function:
Specifies if the form field shows on a tablet.
Accepted Values:
  • Selected - The form field shows on a tablet.
  • Deselected - The form field does not show on a tablet.
Default Value:
Selected

Show In Mobile

Function:
Specifies if the form field shows on a mobile device.
Accepted Values:
  • Selected - The form field shows on a mobile device.
  • Deselected - The form field does not show on a mobile device.
Default Value:
Selected