Element properties - Data field tab

Control type

Type of control Depending on the data type of the data field connected here and the current element, different control types can be selected in this dialog.

Information

Displays a short explanation of the selected control type.

Control types for string data fields

  • Text

    Formats the content according to the settings made on the Options tab.

  • Email

    Can be used for data fields that contain email addresses. The content is formatted as a link. Clicking on the link opens the standard mail client and automatically adds the email address as the recipient's address.

  • URL

    Can be used for data fields that contain a URL. The content is formatted as a link. Clicking on the link opens the default browser and automatically loads the corresponding page.

  • Phone

    The content is shown as a link that can be used to send an SMS or establish a telephone connection with automatic phone number entry. The corresponding settings can be made on the Options tab.

  • Web application

    The content is transformed into a link to web applications. On the Options tab, parameters, e.g. target, can be assigned.

  • Image URL

    Displays the image that the URL leads to according to the settings made on the Options tab.

  • Color

    The area of the view field is filled with the color that is specified in the connected data field.

  • Video

    This control types enables you to embed videos from the portals YouTube, "Vimeo" and "myVideo" based on the URL, as well as a range of video file formats, images and typical URLs. Supported formats for videos: swf, mp4, ogg, ogv, oga, ogx, webm, mkv, mov. For images: jpg, jpeg, png, gif, bmp.

Control types for integer data fields

  • Integer

    The number is formatted according to the settings made on the Options tab.

  • User information

    Can be used with data fields that contain the user ID. The view field displays additional user information according to the settings made on the Options tab.

  • Tree path

    The tree path is formatted according to the settings made on the Options tab.

Control types for double data fields

  • Floating point number

    The number is formatted according to the settings made on the Options tab.

  • Currency

    The number is formatted according to the settings made on the Options tab.

Control types for date & time data fields

  • Date

    The date is formatted according to the settings made on the Options tab.

  • Time

    The time is formatted according to the settings made on the Options tab.

  • Date & time

    The date and time are formatted according to the settings made on the Options tab.

Information about control types that can only be used in view tables can be found here.

Data field link

No binding

The element is not connected to a data field.

Data Field

Data field With this option, a data field is connected to the element. Simply select the required data field in the application structure pictured beneath.