NFC Reader


The NFC (Near Fields Communication) field allows a form to capture text information from a NFC tag or device. As implied by the name, to capture the information the device must be in close proximity to the NFC tag or device within 4 inches generally, though some devices require physical contact.

The NFC field supports the following standard NFC types: 

  • NFC Forum Tag 1 Type
  • NFC Forum Tag 2 Type
  • NFC Forum Tag 3 Type
  • NFC Forum Tag 4 Type

For more information on Android supported NFC tags visit NFC Forum.

This feature is only available on certain iOS and Android devices that support NFC Scanning. To find out if your device has NFC capability, you can review this list of NFC enabled devices : NFC Device List.

This field type does not support writing to NFC tags at this time.

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Setting Description
Field Label The label displayed for the field. This is usually displayed at the top left corner above the field.
Field Key A Key used to reference the field in submission data. The key is also used to reference the field in rules and calculations.
Rules A Rule or JavaScript snippet that allows you to perform actions on fields or sections within the form. The actions can include hide, show, enable, disable, showSection and hideSection. Rules are executed on field value changes and when the form is opened.

if ($field1$ > 23) { hide(); } else { show(); }

(Please see the Introduction to Rules Document for more information)
Required Sets the field to have required input. You will not be able to submit the form until this field has valid input.
Enabled If not set the field will be visible but cannot be edited or set to accept new input.
Hide Field Label Hides the Field Label.
Hidden If enabled the field and all labels are not visible.
Exclude From Reports If checked, the field will be excluded from HTML and PDF reports and will also be excluded from Excel and CSV exports.
Capture Geo Location Capture the current latitude and longitude when the acknowledgment button is clicked.
Capture Time Stamp Capture the current date and time when the acknowledgment button is clicked.
Alert Type Choose a theme to change the background and font colors of the field cell as displayed in the apps.

Result Data

Data Type Domain of Values Example JSON
String N/A { "nfcreader_1": "0123456789" }
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