Text field

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A Text field may contain any textual data. It is stored in UTF-8, a standard 8-bit Unicode format.

Textual, case-insensitive field identifier that can include spaces; it's best to avoid characters that can be used as operators, though (standard across all field types)
Textual, case-insensitive field identifier that can include spaces

Advanced Parameters

Default Value
By default, there is no default value. Otherwise, one may be specified.
Single-line text?
Yes or no
Yes or no

If Yes, then when creating or editing an entry, values entered in previously-created entries will be presented for this field after matching the first two letters for selection as the value for the field.

There are 4 choices for the handling of case in this Text field:
  • No (None)
  • In the beginning of the sentence
  • In the beginning of each word
  • All letters: All capital letters
Make entry of a value mandatory before saving an entry
Data validation
The value of a field may be validated against user-specified criteria. If the validation fails, an error message is displayed on the screen by the field, and the user must take action to resolve the situation before saving the entry.
After selecting Data Validation, a pop-up will appear for entering validation criteria. The input will be deemed valid if:
Contains (default)
it contains a string (a sequence of characters) as entered below.
Not contains
it does not contain the string entered below.
Is equal to
it matches the string entered below.
Is not equal to
it does not match the string entered below.
Is empty
it is empty (contains nothing).
Is not empty
it is not empty (contains any characters).
If the checkbox is unchecked (default), a standard error message will be displayed when the input is invalid.
If the checkbox is checked, a custom error message will be displayed when the input is invalid.
If the Clear button is pressed, the criteria settings will be cleared.
If the Cancel button is pressed, the criteria settings will not be affected, and the criteria pop-up will be dismissed.
If the OK button is pressed, the input data will be accepted and displayed on the screen after the pop-up disappears.

Display Options

Display in the list as
Select among the following roles for the current field:
  • As a Regular field
  • As an Entry Name
  • As an Entry Description
  • As an Entry Status
The field name
Display the name of the field in the card entry (By default, On). By this, it is meant that the field name will or will not be displayed on either the Entry View card or the Entry Edit card.
Choices are:
  • Family: Regular, Light, Condensed, Thin, Medium. By default, Regular.
  • Style: Normal, Bold, Italic, Bold Italic. By default, Normal.
  • Size: By default, 18. Direct entry to change.
  • Color: By default, White. Palette of 20 colors, backed up by a continuously variable color chooser.
Ability to add one or more visibility dependencies upon fields with qualifying types.