Detail View control

A Detail View control is used to fetch the data from a sheet and display it in a detailed manner. It displays all the selected fields for each of the entries in the sheet.


UI Properties

  • Label : Label is the text that is displayed above the control and helps the user to understand the purpose of the Detail View Control.

  • 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 “tray” 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 based on 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.

  • Hidden : The hidden option helps you to hide the field from the user. This might help to perform some actions that you do not want the user to see. You can also use it to display 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 of 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 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.

  • Hide on desktop: This option hides the selected control in the desktop view.

  • Hide on Mobile : This option hides the selected control in the mobile view.

  • Dynamic Height : This option dynamically increases /decreases the height of the text control based on the given content.

  • Maintain space when hidden : This option maintains the specified space between controls when a particular control is hidden. When a control is hidden the space is maintained in the preceeding control depending on the space the previous control has occupied.

Note: Dynamic height, Hide on Mobile, Hide on Desktop, Maintain space when hidden properties are used in Freeflow Editor only.


  • Show Key Value Map: Toggle switch ON to display the data on the Detail view as a Key Value map format.

How to Use a Detail View Control?

Start with selecting the Detail View Control from the Advance Display section of the Controls Menu.

The Detail view control is then added to your 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 Detail view Control.

detailed view bind data

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

  1. Static Data: You can add Static data for the detailed view.

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


  3. Controls: You can add Controls as data from the associated screens.


  4. Show Details: You can also show details from a particular screen as source data. The headings can be modified to custom headings as well.

    detaile view show details

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

  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. 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.


  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.

You can use the Manipulate Schema option to format the data in the Detail View. How to use the option is described in a detailed article here.


Detail view default view

Key Value Map view

To further understand how to use the Detail view control, go through the following video: