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

Examples

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. Open eForm Builder.

    For information about how to open this screen, refer to eForm Builder screen.


    Eform Builder screen
  2. On the eForm Builder screen, in the Toolbox, open the Advanced Controls tab.

    Advanced Controls tab
  3. On the Advanced Controls tab, drag a Sequence Number Sequence Number icon form control onto your eForm.

    Sequence Number Form Control

Procedure

  1. Complete the settings on the configuration screens.

    You can use the App Data screen to specify a variable.

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:
This is a common configuration field that is used in many examples. Refer to:
  • Examples - Step-by-step use case examples, information about what types of examples are provided in the AgilePoint NX Product Documentation, and other resources where you can find more examples.

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:
This is a common configuration field that is used in many examples. Refer to:
  • Examples - Step-by-step use case examples, information about what types of examples are provided in the AgilePoint NX Product Documentation, and other resources where you can find more examples.

Help Text

Function:
Specifies the text to shows when a runtime app user hovers their cursor over the form control.
Accepted Values:
More than one line of text.
Default Value:
None
Example:
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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
Example:
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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
Example:
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Increment By

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

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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...

Always Generate New Number

Function:
Specifies whether to create a new sequence number each time a runtime app user opens the eForm.
Accepted Values:
  • Selected - Creates a new sequence number each time a runtime app user opens the eForm. The sequence number increments each time the form opens. The form does not need to submit to change the sequence number.

    With this option, the sequence number is related to an instance of the form opening.

  • Deselected - Creates a new sequence number once the first time the eForm opens in a process instance. The sequence number does not increase after the first time the form opens.

    With this option, the sequence number is related to a process instance.

Default Value:
Deselected

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:
  • Modern theme - Roboto
  • Classic theme - Arial
Example:
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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
Example:
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Font Size (px)

Function:
Specifies the size of the input text and label for your form control.
Accepted Values:
A positive integer.
Default Value:
  • Classic theme - 12
  • Modern theme - 14
Example:
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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
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
Example:
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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
Example:
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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.

Example:
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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.

Example:
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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:
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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
Example:
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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
Example:
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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
Example:
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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
Example:
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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.
Example:
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Show On Tablet Devices

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
Example:
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Show On Mobile Phone Devices

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
Example:
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