Checkboxes control

Selection control to allow multiple selection of choices.

The Checkboxes control is used to select one or more options from the given list of choices. It is a small interactive box that can be toggled by the user to indicate an affirmative or negative choice. When clicked, a checkmark (✓) appears inside the box, to indicate an affirmative choice (yes). When clicked again, the checkmark disappears, indicating a negative choice (no). A user can select multiple values in Checkbox control. For example, a checkbox can be used to let the user check all the certifications from the given options.

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UI Properties

  • Label : Label is the text that is displayed above the text box and helps the user to understand what the Checkbox is for.

  • 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 a “checkboxes” type.

  • Unique Name : 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 on the basis of the Label name given to the control.

  • 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 : When this condition is selected, the checked box will be submitted irrespective of the state of the Checkbox.

    2. Never : When this condition is selected, the checked box will never be submitted irrespective of the state of the Checkbox.

    3. No When Hidden : When this condition is selected, the checked box will be submitted if the Checkbox is visible and not submitted when the Checkbox is hidden .

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

  • Read Only : When 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 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 state that the LOOKUP returns will be cached and the user will be able to see this state in the Checkbox even when the user 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 Checkbox 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.


checkbox properties

  • Allow others : This allows respondents to provide an answer that is outside of your predetermined list of answer options with the help of a text box.

  • Placeholder : This option is visible when you select the Others option. It is a prompt that gives a hint to the user as to what has to be done and is overridden when the user types something into it.

  • Theme : This lets you choose the color of the Checkbox. You can either enter a custom hex code value or use one from the available themes in the builder.

How to Use a Checkbox control ?

Start with selecting the Checkboxes control from the Selection section of the Controls Menu.

Radio button control menu

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

You can use the Data option to bind data to the Checkbox .

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

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


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