Rating control

The Rating control is a Basic control that enables you to view and set Ratings typically in scenarios where you want to reflect the degree of satisfaction.

Properties

UI properties

  • Label: Label is the text that is displayed above the container box and helps the user to understand what the control represents in the micro-app.

  • 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 “ rating” 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 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 data in the Name Control will be submitted irrespective of the state of the Name Control.
    2. Never: When this condition is selected, the data in the Name Control will never be submitted irrespective of the state of the Name Control.
    3. No When Hidden: When this condition is selected, the data in the Name Control will be submitted if the Name Control is visible and not submitted when the Name Control 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: This restricts use of the control, 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 control 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 when getting the latest data from the sheets 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 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

  • Text config: These are the properties for the text that appears representing the rating count next to the rating icons. You can customize the Text by changing the text size, weight( Light, Normal, Bold, Extra Bold, X Extra Bold), alignment (Left, Center, Right, Justified) and color of the label.

  • Icon Color: This is the color of the icon used for ratings e.g. star icon, heart icon and so on.

  • Max Rating: This allows you to specify the Maximum rating that can be used.

  • Icon type: This is the specific type of icon to be used for selecting the ratings. It can be from among the star, heart, thumb, circle, or the flag.

  • Alignment: This enables you to align the rating block in the layout.

  • Rating size: This is the size of the rating icons as a whole. It can be tiny, small, medium, large, or huge.

How to use the Rating control?

The Rating control is available under Controls > Basic control menu. Add the control to your form and assign the above properties as required.

You can then use the Data option to bind data to the Rating Control .

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

  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 in the detail view rows. You can learn more about formulas here.

Now let us consider an example here to provide a rating for the selected restaurant. In this case, you would like to give a Star rating so set the Icon Type as Star, Alignment - Center and Size as large.

By binding a column to the rating control you can submit the rating selected to the column. You can have an action flow for the action button like showing a Toast or Confirmation indicating a comment on the selection.

Preview

Action flow to show a toast based on the Rating selected.