Address control

Advance control to capture addresses

Address control is simply used to accept the Address in a composite manner in 6 different fields which can be later stored in 6 different columns of a sheet and used as separate entities.

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The control has the following components:-

  • Address Line 1 & Line 2 - these two components are used to capture Address

  • City - this component is used to capture City

  • State - this component is used to capture State

  • Country (drop down) - this component is used to capture County

  • Zip - this component is used to capture Zip code.

Properties of Address Control

UI properties

  • Label : Label is the text that is displayed above the Control and helps the user to understand what they are supposed to input in the text boxes.

  • Properties : These properties help you customize the Label by changing the text size, weight ( Light, Normal, Bold, Extra Bold, X Extra Bold), alignment (Left, Center, Right, Justified) and color of the label.

  • Type : The Type field is automatically generated depending upon the type of control used. In this case, it is “Address” type.

  • Unique Names : A Unique name is used to uniquely identify a control in your App. Every control that is added on the screen gets an auto-generated Unique Name based on Label name given to the control. Since Address Control is a composite control and consists of 6 parts it has 6 unique names for each field .

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  • Tooltip: This allows you to add the Tooltip text that would provide a hint to the user for providing input. The Tooltip icon would be visible if you switch on the Show tooltip icon toggle property available below.

  • Description: Is the description that you can add for your controls. The Description would only be visible if you switch on the Show Description toggle property available below.

  • Submit Data : This field lets you determine whether to send the value of the control or not in Workflow based on various control states. There are three conditions that could be set for this field.

    1. Always : If this condition is selected, the data in the Address Control will be submitted irrespective of the state of the Address Control.

    2. Never : When this condition is selected, the data in the Address Control will never be submitted irrespective of the state of the Address Control.

    3. No When Hidden : When this condition is selected, the data in the Address Control will be submitted if the Address Control is visible and not submitted when the Address Control is hidden .

  • Required : If you select the required option, the field becomes a mandatory field and the user can not submit without filling it.

  • Read Only : If you select this option, the user will no longer be able to edit this field.

  • Show Tooltip Icon: This allows you to toggle switch ON or OFF to show or hide the tooltip icon where the tooltip text would appear.

  • Show Description: This allows you to toggle switch ON or OFF to show or hide the Description text.

  • Hidden : The hidden option helps you to hide the field from the user. This might help to perform some computation you don’t want the user to see or if you want to show certain fields only when a specific condition is met/not met.

  • Caching : When the caching option is selected and if a LOOKUP formula is applied to this control, the value that the LOOKUP returns will be cached and the user will be able to see this value in the Control even when he accesses the microapp later with no connectivity. This option is required when you want your app to be accessible in offline mode as well and getting the latest data from the sheets always is not critical.

  • Hide Label : This option hides the label of the Control from the view.

  • Trigger dependents: When you Disable Trigger Dependents, it helps you to reduce or optimize the unnecessary evaluation of the dependent control’s formula. For a detailed explanation refer to this article here .
    By default, Trigger dependents is enabled. However, in complex apps by switching it off, you would limit the evaluation in the dependent control and in turn ensure quicker response times.

Properties

  • Theme: The theme options let you choose the color of the text box. You can either enter a custom hex code value or use one from the available themes in the builder.

  • Placeholder: It is a prompt that gives a hint to the user as to what has to be written in a field. It is present in the field and is overridden when the user types something into it. You can set placeholders for each of the fields using the designated placeholder option. So you have Address Line1 Placeholder, Address Line 2 Placeholder, City Placeholder, State Placeholder, Zip code Placeholder, and Country Placeholder.
    Zipcode type: The property allows you to specify the type as Numeric or Alphanumeric so that you can restrict or enable adding the kind of data that the field can accept.
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  • Default Country : This option lets you set a default country for the Country code field which can be later changed by the user.

  • Country Selectable : When you toggle switch ON, then this allows you to select / change the country and set it to another country from a dropdown menu.

How to Use an Address Control?

Start with selecting the Address Control form from the Advance section of the Controls Menu.

The Address Control will then appear on the screen in the builder, you can then set all the above mentioned properties as per your requirements.

You can use the Data option to bind data to each of the fields of the Address control.

There are different ways in which you can bind data to the Control.

Bind Data

  1. Static Data: This is the data that does not change over the period of time. Such data is used to assign default values in fields in your application. The static data can be based on the data type i.e. Numeric, Text, and List type data.

  2. Sheets: This allows you to fetch data from a sheet and display it in the fields. Select your sheet from the list and then select the columns to be used. You can also add filters and sort data.

  3. Controls: This allows you to get data from one of the App controls.

  4. Variables: This assigns the value of the variables defined in the app.

  5. LoggedIn User: You can display the properties related to the LoggedIn User like username, usermail, Admin, status, and so on. You can select a single property only . Select column and click Save.

  6. API: This allows you to add an API and select the values returned by the respective API. You can select multiple keys to display values.

  7. Custom Formula: This can be used to apply formulas and store the output of those formulas. You can learn more about formulas here.

Preview

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