Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Text Control


Text control is one of the most frequently used controls when designing a form. It provides an input box for accepting user input with or without a predefined validation rule. This control is suitable for accepting one-line input. If you are looking for multi-line input, consider using Long Text control.

TIP Try to use any other type of controls before using this control. Other types of controls have specific features which helps to improve user experience and get the right values entered. 


  • Accept a free-text value
  • Support more than 20 validation rules
  • Provide text placeholder to be used in the workflow

How to design

To add Text control to your form, simply drag and drop it from the control panel to the form-design area.

Specify an additional validation rule

Apart from the standard validation, a Text control can also have one additional validation. There are more than 20 validation rules supported in Rethink Workflow. The following demonstration shows how to use this feature.

How to use

The end-user can enter a free-text value to the input. If the entered value does not match with the validation rule, an error message will be displayed below the control.

Using Text field in reporting

Include Text value in columns

To include Text field in the list of columns of the report, click COLUMNS button and select the Text field from the popup:

To export Text values, click on EXPORT button and select the desired formats, for example with JSON:

Filter documents using Text field

To filter documents using Text field, click on FILTERS and select it from the list of filters. On filter popup, enter the value for filtering.

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