Circular Progress Bar Control

The Circular Progress Bar Control is a Display control used for indicating the percentage progress of any action or activity as a circular graph.

It can be used in some scenarios like you want to display the progress made in the completion of any form like adding the candidates’ educational details, registration forms for online courses, and so on.


UI properties

  • Label: Label is the text that is displayed above the container box and helps the user to understand what they are supposed to write.

  • 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 “dhq_circular_progress_bar” 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. For the Progress bar you have two parts Label and Percentage that provide the functionality. So the unique name will be assigned to the two parameters.

  • 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.

  • 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 field 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 field 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 are 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.


progress bar properties

  • Font: These are the properties for the label in the center of the circular progress bar. The Size is the font size of label text, weight (Light, Normal, Bold, Extra Bold, X Extra Bold) is the style of the fonts, color is the color of the label text.

  • Progress: These properties help you customize the look of the Progress bar of the control. The Size which specifies the size of the progress bar control, Filled color represents the color showing progress, and Empty color represents the color of the Empty part or the pending progress…

  • Alignment: These properties help you specify the alignment of the circular progress bar as left, right, or center.

  • Line Clamp: This wraps the label inside the control up to the number of lines specified here.

How to Use a Circular Progress Bar Control?

Start with selecting the Circular Progress Bar Control from the Display section of the Controls Menu.

The Circular Progress bar Control 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 Circular Progress Bar Control. This is a composite control made up of two parts, namely, Label and Percentage. Label here is the text that you want to display in the center of the circular progress bar. Its font will be the one which we have set as Font properties above. You would be fetching values for them respectively. The Percentage will be a number within the range of 1 to 100.

  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. Query string: This assigns the value returned by the query string.

  6. 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.

  7. Connectors: 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.

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

This is not an input control and hence you can only bind data from the sources for example variables or custom formula and other and then the progress would be reflected accordingly.