Comments form control

A form control that lets a form user enter a comment.


Comments form control

Configure the Comments form control

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

Video: Common Configuration Settings in eForm Controls

Examples

Good to Know

How to Start

  1. On the Application Explorer screen, do one of these:
  2. Do one of these:
    • Add a Comments Comments 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 Comments Comments icon form control onto your eForm.
    • Change a Comments Comments 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 Comments 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:

Default Value

Function:
Specifies the default value in the field.
Accepted Values:
An integer.
Default Value:
Different for different controls.

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

Configures advanced settings for your form control.

Figure: Configure tab

Configure tab

Fields

Field Name Definition

Mandatory

Function:
Specifies if the field is mandatory.
Accepted Values:
  • Deselected - The field is not mandatory.
  • Selected - The field is mandatory.
Default Value:
Deselected
Example:
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Mandatory Field Validation Message

Function:
Specifies the message to show if the form user does not enter data in a mandatory form control.
Accepted Values:
More than one line of text that can have letters, numbers, spaces, and special characters
Default Value:
Enter the ${L}

${L} is a process data variable that shows the label for a form control.

Empty Comment Validation Message

Function:
Specifies the message to show if the participant does not enter a comment in the form.
Accepted Values:
More than one line of text that can have letters, numbers, spaces, and special characters
Default Value:
None

Maximum Length

Function:
Specifies the maximum number of characters permitted in an input field.
Accepted Values:
An integer.
Default Value:
1000

Allow Add Comment

Function:
Specifies if the participant can add new comments.
Accepted Values:
  • Selected - Lets the participant add new comments.
  • Deselected - Does not let the participant add new comments.
Default Value:
Selected

Add Comment Button Text

Function:
Specifies the message to show on the button.
To Open this Field:
  1. Select Allow Add Comment.
Accepted Values:
One line of text.
Default Value:
None

Show Comments History

Function:
Specifies if the comment history shows on the form.
Accepted Values:
  • Selected - Shows the comment history.
  • Deselected - Does not show the comment history.
Default Value:
Selected

Show Comments in Pop-up

Function:
Specifies if the comments show on a new screen.
Accepted Values:
  • Selected - Shows the comments on a new screen.
  • Deselected -Shows the comments on the current screen.
Default Value:
Deselected

Shows Comment Button Text

Function:
Specifies the message to show on the button.
To Open this Field:
  1. Select Show Comments in Pop-up.
Accepted Values:
One line of text.
Default Value:
None

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:
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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

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.

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

Enabled

Function:
Specifies if the form user can change the value of a field.
Accepted Values:
  • Selected - The form user can change the value.
  • Deselected - The input cannot change the value.
Default Value:
Selected

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

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

Maximum Height for Comment History Table (px)

Function:
Specifies the maximum height for the comment history table in pixels.
Accepted Values:
An integer.
Default Value:
250

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