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Field Type Overview

The following table outlines the various field types supported in FastField:

 

 

Field Type

Description

   

 

 Text

Capture single line alpha-numeric data. This field supports any alpha and numeric input values. (e.g. First Name)

   

 

Long Text

Capture large text values that can contain multi-lines returns. This is commonly used for capturing notes or comments from users. (e.g. Please provide any additional comments)

   

 

Static Text

Embed static text in your form. Static text can be used to provide instructions or information regarding the surrounding fields.

 

 

Variable

Used to display the value of a Form Level Variable.

 

 

 Numeric

Capture single line numeric data. This field supports any numeric or decimal value. Alpha text is not allowed. (e.g. Age)

 

 

Formatted Numeric

Capture numeric input using an input mask. This is most commonly used for data such as phone numbers or social security numbers.

 

 

Rating

Capture a rating value from the user. This field supports up to 10 rating values. The maximum rating value can be adjusted for each rating field. (e.g. Please rate our service from 1 to 5)

 

 

Option List

Capture a selection from a list of possible values. Each item in this list is displayed as a checkbox. This field supports a single selection or multi-selection mode. (e.g Check all that apply)

 

 

List

Capture a selection from a list of possible values. This field supports a single selection or multi-selection mode. (e.g Check all that apply)

 

 

 

Global List 

Allows you to reference a global list in your form and allows a user to select single or multiple pre-defined items from the account level global list.

 

 

 

Lookup List

 

 

Capture a selection from customer provided Lookup data uploaded for the account. This field supports a single selection or multi-selection mode. (E.g., Check all that apply).

 

 

Date/Time 

Capture a date or time value. This field also supports defaulting to the current date or time.

 

 

Yes/No/NA

Capture Yes, No and N/A input from users. This field can be configured to include or exclude the N/A option.

 

 

Switch

Capture Yes/No selection from users. Alternatively, a Three State field is available for Yes, No, N/A selection. (e.g. Married?)

 

 

Embedded Photo

Add an inline photo to be displayed on a form. The inline photo can have annotations applied, but cannot otherwise be modified or deleted.

 

 

Single Photo

Capture a photo from the device’s photo library or camera. This field also supports drawing overlays for annotation purposes. You may also configure quality and size settings so files are compressed prior to submission.

   

 

Multi Photo

Capture multiple photos from the devices photo library or camera. Unlike “Single Photo” field, this field can capture comments about the individual photos captured. This field also supports drawing overlays for annotation purposes.

 

 

Video

Capture a video from the device’s photo library or camera. This field supports quality and size settings to compress the file prior to submission.

 

 

Audio

Capture audio clips directly from the device. This field supports compression, quality, and length settings to tune the audio file prior to submission.

 

 

Signature

Capture a user’s signature within the form.

 

 

Acknowledgment

 

 Include static text and require acknowledgment.

 

 

Location / GPS

Captures a latitude and longitude GPS coordinate using the device's GPS.

  

 

Document Viewer

View a PDF, Powerpoint or Word Document directly in the form.

 

 

Web Link

Requires iOS version 4.7.6
or Android version 1.0.52

The Web Link field can be used to reference an external web resource such as a web page, pdf document, Youtube / Vimeo video, Image or any other public URL. The Web Link URL Source can be hard - coded in the field settings in the portal as a “Static Web Link” or can be setup as a Dynamic Link that will be driven by another field’s value in the form. The Dynamic link will allow for use cases such as Lookup Data that drives a product image or referencing Computed fields for dynamically generating a URL Source.

 

 

 

Bar Code

Scan bar codes or QR codes into your form. For iPhone this field requires iOS 7 or greater.

 

 

 

NFC Reader

Read NFC (Near Field Communications) signals. This is currently only available for certain Android devices.

   

 

Calculation

Calculate a value based on advanced computed formulas using values of other fields. This field also supports javascript scripting for advanced formulas and string concatenation.

 

 

Sub-Form

Launches a Sub Form from the Master Form. Sub Forms are most commonly used to capture several records of data in a single form.

 

 

 

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Comments

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    kirt kaempfer

    Interesting

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    kirt kaempfer

    Interesting

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    Joe Levi

    you forgot to include the barcode scanner

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