Map control

Control to display locations on maps

A Map Control is used to display certain locations to the user or accept a location from the user. You can search for locations or navigate to your current location using the built-in options. For example, we can use a Map Control to show the locations of service centers in a city or country.

To further understand how to use the map control in your application you can refer to this article here.

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UI properties

  • Label : Label is the text that is displayed above the Map and helps the user to understand the significance of the map.

  • 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 “map” 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.

  • Submit Data : This field lets you determine whether to send the value of the control or not in the 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 Map Control will be submitted irrespective of the state of the Map Control.
    2. Never : If this condition is selected, the data in the Map Control will never be submitted irrespective of the state of the Map Control.
    3. No When Hidden : If this condition is selected, the data in the Map Control will be submitted when the Map Control is visible. It will not be submitted when the Map 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 : When you select this option, the user will no longer be able to edit this field.

  • Hidden : The hidden option helps you to hide the field from the user. This might help to perform some computation that you do not want the user to view or when 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 Map 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 Map 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.


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  • Map Height : This option lets you set the height of the map in pixels.

  • Allow to choose location : This option allows users to choose locations on the map.

  • Marker Text : This text is displayed to the user when they select a location on the map.

How to Use a Map Control?

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

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

  1. 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.
  2. Variables: This assigns the value of the variables defined in the app.
  3. 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 .
  4. 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.
  5. Current location: This allows you to provides the coordinates of the current location.
  6. Custom Formula: This can be used to apply formulas and store the output of those formulas. You can learn more about formulas here.


Map showing Locations


Search option for Maps


User-selected Location on the map (indicated in red)