Auto-Suggest form control

A form control that lets a form user select from a list of values when the form user enters a word or phrase in the field.


Auto-Suggest form control

Configure the Auto-Suggest form control

To configure the Auto-Suggest Auto-Suggest icon control, do the procedure in this topic.

Video: Add an Auto-Suggest Control to eForm

Video: Common Configuration Settings in eForm Controls

Examples

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 Commmon Controls tab.

    Common Controls tab
  3. On the Common Controls tab, drag a Auto-Suggest Auto-Suggest icon form control onto your eForm.

    Auto Suggest 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 Auto-Suggest 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

Configures advanced settings for your form control.

Figure: Configure tab

Configure tab

Fields

Field Name Definition

Required

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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Validation Message for Required Field

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.

Example:
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List Type

Function:
Specifies the data source to get the options in the list.
Accepted Values:
Default Value:
Inline List
Example:
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Limitations:

The Picklist option is available in these releases:

Enable Sorting

Function:
Specifies whether to sort the list of values when the runtime app user enters a word, phrase, or number in the field.
Accepted Values:
  • Selected - Shows words, phrases, or numbers in alphabatical order or ascending order in the field.
  • Deselected - Shows a words, phrases, or numbers in any order in the field.
Default Value:
Deselected
Example:
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Limitations:

This field is available in these releases:

Name

Function:
Specifies the name of the option shown in the drop-down list.
To Open this Field:
  1. In the List Type field, select Inline List.
Accepted Values:
One line of text that can have spaces.
Default Value:
None
Example:
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Value

Function:
Specifies the value of the name option that shows in the list.
To Open this Field:
  1. In the List Type field, select Inline List.
Accepted Values:
One line of text that can have spaces.
Default Value:
None
Example:
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Delete Delete icon

Function:
Deletes the selected row.
To Open this Field:
  1. In the List Type field, select Inline List.

Add Option

Function:
Adds more rows.

You can drag the rows to change the order.

To Open this Field:
  1. In the List Type field, select Inline List.

List Options Group From Manage Center

Function:
Specifies the user-defined values for your list.

You can configure a user-defined list in the Manage Shared List screen.

To Open this Field:
  1. In the List Type field, select Predefined List.
Accepted Values:
  • A valid user-defined list
  • Locale
  • Languages
  • Time Zone
  • LCID
  • Countries
Default Value:
None
Example:
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Picklist from Data Entities

Function:
Specifies the name of the picklist to shown in the drop-down list.
To Open this Field:
  1. In the List Type field, select Picklist (Data Entities).
Accepted Values:
A picklist from the list.
Default Value:
None
Example:
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Limitations:

This field is available in these releases:

Lookup Source

Function:
Specifies a reusable lookup configuration. The lookup configuration includes the data source and other configuration values for the lookup.
To Open this Field:
  1. In the List Type field, select Lookup List.
Accepted Values:
A valid lookup source
Default Value:
None
Example:
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Add Lookup Add Lookup icon

Function:
Opens the screen to configure a lookup.

There is more than one path to configure a lookup. Make sure you use the document that shows the path for your lookup.

To Open this Field:
  1. In the List Type field, select Lookup List.
Example:
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Filter

Function:
Specifies the text to search for in a list.
Accepted Values:
  • Starts With - Use when you know what your value starts with, but not the exact text.
  • Contains - Use for fields that include your search string.
  • Ends With - Use when you know what your value ends with, but not the exact text.
Default Value:
Starts With
Example:
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Limitations:

This field is available in these releases:

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 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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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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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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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

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
Example:
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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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JavaScript Event

Function:
Specifies the JavaScript event that causes an effect.
Accepted Values:
  • None - No action.
  • Blur - When a form user leaves an input field.
  • Change - When a form user changes the content of an input field or selects a value.
  • Click - When the form user clicks a button.
  • Double Click - When the form user double-clicks text.
  • Focus - When an input field gets focus.
  • Keydown - When a form user holds down a key.
  • Keypress - When the form user presses a key.
  • Keyup - When the form user releases a key.
Default Value:
None
Example:
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JavaScript Function

Function:
Specifies the name of a JavaScript function to complete the activity.
Accepted Values:
The name of a Javascript function that exists in your app.

For more information, refer to Add a JavaScript Code Snippet to an eForm.

Default Value:
None
Example:

ConfirmSubmission where one of these is your function:

function ConfirmSubmission()
  {
    alert ('Are you sure to submit this form?');
    return true;
  }
function ConfirmSubmission(parameter1,parameter2)
  {
    window.alert ( parameter1 * parameter2);
    
  }

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Data Security Settings

Function:
Specifies whether to store information from the field in the process schema, so the app 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 app 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
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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