Text, Text area, Email, and Rich text fields

Updated 4 months ago by Kiruthika

We will learn how to create, and manage text-based fields in your flow form in this article. If you are unsure about what a field is, and how to add a field to a form, this article might come in handy. You can learn the basics and come back here to understand how text-based fields work.

Text field

A Text field can be used to store a single line of text. You can key in letters, symbols, numbers, and special characters to the text field.

Expressions/formulas

See all the text expressions you can use as a part of a formula. 

Validations

There are 13 types of validations you can use for a text field. Learn more about all the validations

Text area field

A Text area field is generally used to store multiple lines of text. You can key in letters, symbols, numbers, and special characters to the text area field.

The formatting options - Bold, Italics, Hyperlink, Subscript, and Superscript are supported in the Text area field. Select a piece of text and click to remove the formatting that's applied already.

You cannot use any expressions or formulas on Text area fields. 
Validations

There are 4 types of validations you can use with a Text area field: 

  • Contains
  • Does not contain
  • Max length
  • Min length

Email field

The Email field lets you collect valid email addresses. This field requires a “@” and “.” from the user to be considered valid. 

Settings

You cannot use any expressions or formulas with email fields. 

Validations

There are 8 types of validations you can use for an email field.

Richtext 

The Rich text field lets you add any kind of static text, image, or video to any part of a form. 

There are multiple formatting options such as:

  • Bold
  • Italics
  • Underline
  • Strikethrough
  • Text color
  • Alignment
  • H1 and H2 headings
  • Hyperlinks
  • Bullets
  • Blockquote
  • Add an image
  • Add a video clip

You can use the Insert field button to add dynamic text based on other form or system fields.

There are no validations or expressions for the Rich text field.


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