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Introduction

Spreadsheet Form Element allow users to perform many actions in an excel-like environment, depending on the use cases. A few examples of uses of spreadsheets are:

  • Database editing
  • Configuration controlling
  • Data merging
  • Workforce planning
  • Sales reporting
  • Financial analysis



Figure 1 : Spreadsheet Form Element

Spreadsheet Properties

Main Properties

NameDescriptionScreens (Click to view)
Spreadsheet IdID of the form element. Must be a unique 'id' in the form. Mandatory (See Figure 2).

Figure 2 : Spreadsheet Properties

LabelSpreadsheet label/title. Optional.
Columns

The spreadsheet column(s) is defined here.

Sub-elementDescription
Field IDField ID of the column.
Label

Column header title/label.

You can also include a tooltip that shows up when someone hovers over the column label.

Sample

Example label:

<span title='This tooltip will show when someone hovers over the column'>Column Label</span>

Format Type

Defines the type of input to store.

Default format type is Text.

Available Data Types:

  • Text - format the value as text or numbers
  • Numeric - accepts a numeric value. See Number Formatting.
  • Date - accepts a date type value
  • Time - accepts a time type value
  • Checkbox - appears as a checkbox to check
  • Dropdown - appears as a dropdown menu to select options
  • Autocomplete - auto-completes any known phrases
  • Password - obscures any alphanumerical value into a password asterisk
  • File - Accept file upload and render a file download link
  • Image - Accept image file upload and render a thumbnail
  • URL - Convert value to an URL
  • Hidden - Hidden column for storing formular value
  • Custom - Use custom setting to configure the column. Examples at Spreadsheet Custom Formats
Format

Defines the format to show data on the spreadsheet based on the chosen format type.

  • Numeric - Key in format accepted by numbrojs library. (For example, 0.00 is to create 2 decimal places)
  • Date - Key in format accepted by moment.js library. (Default value: DD/MM/YYYY)
  • Time - Key in format accepted by moment.js library.(Default value: h:mm:ss a)
  • Dropdown - Key in the Form Def ID that contains the equivalent dropdown element.

    Dynamic Cascading Select Box

    Dynamic Cascading Select Box is supported when the target select box is making use of Options Binder and with the attribute "Use AJAX for cascade options?" is checked.

  • Autocomplete - See handsontable for examples.
  • File- Key in Form Def ID that contains File Upload form element.
  • Image - Key in Form Def ID that contains Image Upload form element.
  • URL - Provide an URL syntax. Example: http://www.joget.org?id={id}&name={name}
  • Hidden - Key in default value to be saved.
  • Custom - See handsontable for examples. Place the setting JSON in {{ and }}. Example: {{"editor":"text"}}

Please note that any string within {{ and }} will be treat as setting JSON and used to configure the column.

Regex ValidationValidates input value to match the defined Regular Expression pattern. For example, to make the column mandatory, add ".+" (without the double quote).
Formula

Defines a formula to perform a calculation, for example: "Quantity * Unit_Price" in Formula column. Please refer to Supported Formula Functions.

Width (%)Define the column width in percentage. Leave blank and the browser will automatically adjust the column widths.
ReadonlyDefines if the column is editable or readonly.


UI Properties

NameDescriptionScreens (Click to view)
Enable Header Sorting?Determines if users can sort spreadsheet data by column in ascending or descending order (See Figure 3).


Figure 3 : UI Properties



Figure 4 : Show Row Numbering


Data Order Field ID

Field Id to store the ordering sequence of spreadsheet row.

The property field "Data Order Field ID" stores the form grid record row sequence, meaning it records which ID sits in row 1, row 2, and so on and rearranges it back in this same ascending sequence on load binder.

If you are using this property, key in a unique field ID in "Data Order Field ID" property . This field ID must *not* be an existing field in your form which you use for your form data. Typically we use the field ID "sort" and Joget will automatically create this column in your database table (Do not use the field ID "sort" anywhere else in your form).

If you need automatic sorting on another column value on loading the form grid/spreadsheet, use Load Grid Data with Custom Sorting and Filtering or JDBC Form Binder with the "... ORDER BY ASC" SQL statement.

Grid: ReadonlyDefines if the entire spreadsheet is editable.
Disable Add FeatureDetermines if a new row can be added.
Disable Delete FeatureDetermines if a row can be removed.
Show Row Numbering?

Add a new leftmost column to display the row numbers starting from 1 (See Figure 4).

Number of columns to fixed on left

Allows to specify the number of fixed (or frozen) columns on the left of the table. Default Value: 0

Number of spare rows

Number of spare row to be added automatically after lines with values (See Figure 4).

Max heightMaximum height of the spreadsheet to keep the bottom scrollbar within the browser view, for example "60vh".
Custom Settings (JSON)

Refer to plugins and APIs from https://handsontable.com/docs/6.2.2/tutorial-introduction.html for more customization options.

Example:

{
	selectionMode: 'single'
}

More examples at Spreadsheet Deep Customizations.


Validation & Data Binder Properties

NameDescriptionScreens (Click to view)
Validator

Attach a Validator plugin to validate the input value. Please see Form Validator.

When will validation takes place?

Validation will takes place whenever form is submitted except when it is submitted as "Save as Draft".

Figure 4: Validation & Data 
Binder properties

Min Number of Row Validation (Integer)Defines the minimum number of visible rows required to save the form. Use Regular Expression or Grid Field Basic Validator to prevent saving empty rows.
Max Number of Row Validation (Integer)Defines the maximum number of visible rows required to save the form.Use Regular Expression or Grid Field Basic Validator to prevent saving empty rows.
Error MessageError message to be shown when row requirements set above is not met.
Data Binder
Load & Save Binders

Load Binder allows you to customize the method for data retrieval to populate the multi-row spreadsheet in the form.

Save Binder allows you to customize the method on how the spreadsheet row records are saved to.

This option is empty by default. An empty binder means that the spreadsheet records will be saved/loaded as a JSON format in the parent form & database table. See the list of available Form Binders.

The recommended binder to use is the Multirow Form Binder so that each record is saved into a child database table via a subform definition. The binder will update the foreign key "parent id" into each child record to point to the parent database table.


Spreadsheet References

Supported Formula Functions

The Spreadsheet element implemented partial of Excel formula functions as follows. For detail usage, please refer to Excel Formula Functions

ABS(number)
ACOS(number)
ACOSH(number)
ACOT(number)
ACOTH(number)
ADD(num1, num2)
AGGREGATE(function_num, options, ref1, ref2)
AND(logical1, [logical2], ...)
ARABIC(text)
ARGS2ARRAY(arg1, [arg1], ...)
ASIN(number)
ASINH(number)
ATAN(number)
ATAN2(number_x, number_y)
ATANH(number)
AVEDEV(number1, [number2], ...)
AVERAGE(number1, [number2], ...)
AVERAGEA(number1, [number2], ...)
BASE(number, radix, min_length)
BESSELI(x, n)
BESSELJ(x, n)
BESSELK(x, n)
BESSELY(x, n)
BETA.DIST(x, alpha, beta, cumulative, A, B)
BETA.INV(probability, alpha, beta, A, B)
BETADIST(x, alpha, beta, cumulative, A, B)
BETAINV(probability, alpha, beta, A, B)
BIN2DEC(number)
BIN2HEX(number, places)
BIN2OCT(number, places)
BINOM.DIST(successes, trials, probability, cumulative)
BINOM.DIST.RANGE(trials, probability, successes, successes2)
BINOM.INV(trials, probability, alpha)
BINOMDIST(successes, trials, probability, cumulative)
BITAND(number1, number2)
BITLSHIFT(number, shift)
BITOR(number1, number2)
BITRSHIFT(number, shift)
BITXOR(number1, number2)
CEILING(number, significance, mode)
CEILINGMATH(number, significance, mode)
CEILINGPRECISE(number, significance, mode)
CHAR(number)
CHISQ.DIST(x, k, cumulative)
CHISQ.DIST.RT(x, k)
CHISQ.INV(probability, k)
CHISQ.INV.RT(p, k)
CHOOSE(index_num, value1, [value2], ...)
CLEAN(text)
CODE(text)
COMBIN(number, number_chosen)
COMBINA(number, number_chosen)
COMPLEX(real, imaginary, suffix)
CONCATENATE(arg1, [arg1], ...)
CONFIDENCE(alpha, standard_dev, size)
CONFIDENCE.NORM(lpha, standard_dev, size)
CONFIDENCE.T(lpha, standard_dev, size)
CONVERT(number, from_unit, to_unit)
CORREL(array1, array2)
COS(number)
COSH(number)
COT(number)
COTH(number)
COUNT(arg1, [arg1], ...)
COUNTA(arg1, [arg1], ...)
COUNTBLANK(arg1, [arg1], ...)
COUNTUNIQUE(arg1, [arg1], ...)
COVARIANCE.P(array1, array2)
COVARIANCE.S(array1, array2)
CSC(number)
CSCH(number)
CUMIPMT(rate, periods, value, start, end, type)
CUMPRINC(rate, periods, value, start, end, type)
DATE(year, month, day)
DATEVALUE(date_text)
DAY(serial_number)
DAYS(end_date, start_date)
DAYS360(start_date, end_date, method)
DB(cost, salvage, life, period, month)
DDB(cost, salvage, life, period, factor)
DEC2BIN(number, places)
DEC2HEX(number, places)
DEC2OCT(number, places)
DECIMAL(number, radix)
DEGREES(number)
DELTA(number1, number2)
DEVSQ(number1, [number2], ...)
DIVIDE(dividend, divisor)
DOLLAR(number, decimals)
DOLLARDE(dollar, fraction)
DOLLARFR(dollar, fraction)
E()
EDATE(start_date, months)
EFFECT(rate, periods)
EOMONTH(start_date, months)
EQ(value1, value2)
ERF(lower_bound, upper_bound)
ERFC(x)
EVEN(number)
EXACT(text1, text2)
EXPON.DIST(x, lambda, cumulative)
EXPONDIST(x, lambda, cumulative)
F.DIST(x, d1, d2, cumulative)
F.DIST.RT(x, d1, d2)
F.INV(probability, d1, d2)
F.INV.RT(p, d1, d2)
FACT(number)
FACTDOUBLE(number)
FALSE()
FDIST(x, d1, d2, cumulative)
FDISTRT(x, d1, d2)
FIND(find_text, within_text, position)
FINV(probability, d1, d2)
FINVRT(p, d1, d2)
FISHER(x)
FISHERINV(y)
FIXED(number, decimals, no_commas)
FLOOR(number, significance)
FORECAST(x, data_y, data_x)
FREQUENCY(data, bins)
FV(rate, periods, payment, value, type)
FVSCHEDULE(principal, schedule)
GAMMA(number)
GAMMA.DIST(value, alpha, beta, cumulative)
GAMMA.INV(probability, alpha, beta)
GAMMADIST(value, alpha, beta, cumulative)
GAMMAINV(probability, alpha, beta)
GAMMALN(number)
GAMMALN.PRECISE(x)
GAUSS(z)
GCD(GCD)
GEOMEAN(number1, [number2], ...)
GESTEP(number, step)
GROWTH(known_y, known_x, new_x, use_const)
GTE(num1, num2)
HARMEAN(number1, [number2], ...)
HEX2BIN(number, places)
HEX2DEC(number)
HEX2OCT(number, places)
HOUR(serial_number)
HTML2TEXT(value)
HYPGEOM.DIST(x, n, M, N, cumulative)
HYPGEOMDIST(x, n, M, N, cumulative)
IF(test, then_value, otherwise_value)
IMABS(inumber)
IMAGINARY(inumber)
IMARGUMENT(inumber)
IMCONJUGATE(inumber)
IMCOS(inumber)
IMCOSH(inumber)
IMCOT(inumber)
IMCSC(inumber)
IMCSCH(inumber)
IMDIV(inumber1, inumber2)
IMEXP(inumber)
IMLN(inumber)
IMLOG10(inumber)
IMLOG2(inumber)
IMPOWER(inumber, number)
IMPRODUCT(inumber1, inumber2, ...)
IMREAL(inumber)
IMSEC(inumber)
IMSECH(inumber)
IMSIN(inumber)
IMSINH(inumber)
IMSQRT(inumber)
IMSUB(inumber1, inumber2)
IMSUM(inumber1, inumber2, ...)
IMTAN(inumber)
INT(number)
INTERCEPT(known_y, known_x)
INTERVAL(second)
IPMT(rate, period, periods, present, future, type)
IRR(values, guess)
ISBINARY(number)
ISBLANK(value)
ISEVEN(number)
ISLOGICAL(ISNONTEXT)
ISNONTEXT(ISNONTEXT)
ISNUMBER(value)
ISODD(number)
ISOWEEKNUM(date)
ISPMT(rate, period, periods, value)
ISTEXT(value)
JOIN(array, separator)
KURT(number1, [number2], ...)
LCM(number1, [number2], ...)
LEFT(text, number)
LEN(text)
LINEST(data_y, data_x)
LN(number)
LOG(number, base)
LOG10(number)
LOGEST(data_y, data_x)
LOGNORM.DIST(x, mean, sd, cumulative)
LOGNORM.INV(probability, mean, sd)
LOGNORMDIST(x, mean, sd, cumulative)
LOGNORMINV(probability, mean, sd)
LOWER(text)
LT(num1, num2)
LTE(num1, num2)
MATCH(lookupValue, lookupArray, matchType)
MAX(number1, [number2], ...)
MAXA(number1, [number2], ...)
MEDIAN(number1, [number2], ...)
MID(text, start, number)
MIN(number1, [number2], ...)
MINA(number1, [number2], ...)
MINUS(num1, num2)
MINUTE(serial_number)
MIRR(values, finance_rate, reinvest_rate)
MOD(dividend, divisor)
MODE.MULT(number1, [number2], ...)
MODE.SNGL(number1, [number2], ...)
MODEMULT(number1, [number2], ...)
MODESNGL(number1, [number2], ...)
MONTH(serial_number)
MROUND(number, multiple)
MULTINOMIAL(number1, [number2], ...)
MULTIPLY(factor1, factor2)
NE(value1, value2)
NEGBINOM.DIST(k, r, p, cumulative)
NEGBINOMDIST(k, r, p, cumulative)
NETWORKDAYS(start_date, end_date, holidays)
NOMINAL(rate, periods)
NORM.DIST(x, mean, sd, cumulative)
NORM.INV(probability, mean, sd)
NORM.S.DIST(z, cumulative)
NORM.S.INV(probability)
NORMDIST(x, mean, sd, cumulative)
NORMINV(probability, mean, sd)
NORMSDIST(x, mean, sd, cumulative)
NORMSINV(probability)
NOT(logical)
NOW()
NPER(rate, payment, present, future, type)
NPV(arg1, [arg2], ...)
NUMBERS(arg1, [arg2], ...)
NUMERAL(number, format)
OCT2BIN(number, places)
OCT2DEC(number)
OCT2HEX(number, places)
ODD(number)
OR(logical1, [logical2], ...)
PDURATION(rate, present, future)
PEARSON(data_x, data_y)
PERMUT(number, number_chosen)
PERMUTATIONA(number, number_chosen)
PHI(x)
PI()
PMT(rate, periods, present, future, type)
POISSON.DIST(x, mean, cumulative)
POISSONDIST(x, mean, cumulative)
POW(base, exponent)
POWER(number, power)
PPMT(rate, period, periods, present, future, type)
PRODUCT(number1, [number2], ... )
PROPER(text)
PV(rate, periods, payment, future, type)
QUOTIENT(numerator, denominator)
RADIANS(number)
RAND()
RANDBETWEEN(bottom, top)
RATE(periods, payment, present, future, type, guess)
REFERENCE(context, reference)
REGEXEXTRACT(text, regular_expression)
REGEXMATCH(text, regular_expression, full)


REGEXREPLACE(text, regular_expression, replacement)
REPLACE(text, position, length, new_text)
REPT(text, number)
RIGHT(text, number)
ROMAN(number)
ROUND(number, digits)
ROUNDDOWN(number, digits)
ROUNDUP(number, digits)
RRI(periods, present, future)
RSQ(data_x, data_y)
SEARCH(find_text, within_text, position)
SEC(number)
SECH(number)
SECOND(serial_number)
SERIESSUM(x, n, m, coefficients)
SIGN(number)
SIN(number)
SINH(number)
SKEW(number1, [number2], ...)
SKEW.P(number1, [number2], ...)
SKEWP(number1, [number2], ...)
SLN(cost, salvage, life)
SLOPE(data_y, data_x)
SPLIT(text, separator)
SQRT(number)
SQRTPI(number)
STANDARDIZE(x, mean, sd)
STDEV.P(number1, [number2], ...)
STDEV.S(number1, [number2], ...)
STDEVA(number1, [number2], ...)
STDEVP(number1, [number2], ...)
STDEVPA(number1, [number2], ...)
STDEVS(number1, [number2], ...)
STEYX(data_y, data_x)
SUBSTITUTE(text, old_text, new_text, occurrence)
SUBTOTAL(function_code, ref1)
SUM(number1, [number2], ...)
SUMPRODUCT(array1, [array2], [array3], ...)
SUMSQ(number1, [number2], ...)
SUMX2MY2(array_x, array_y)
SUMX2PY2(array_x, array_y)
SUMXMY2(array_x, array_y)
SWITCH(expression, value1, result1, [value2, result2], [value3, result3], ..., [default] )
SYD(cost, salvage, life, period)
T(value)
T.DIST(x, df, cumulative)
T.DIST.2T(x, df)
T.DIST.RT(x, df)
T.INV(probability, df)
T.INV.2T(probability, df)
TAN(number)
TANH(number)
TBILLEQ(settlement, maturity, discount)
TBILLPRICE(settlement, maturity, discount)
TBILLYIELD(settlement, maturity, price)
TDIST(x, df, cumulative)
TDIST2T(x, df)
TDISTRT(x, df)
TEXT(value, format)
TIME(hour, minute, second)
TIMEVALUE(time_text)
TINV(probability, df)
TINV2T(probability, df)
TODAY()
TRANSPOSE(matrix)
TREND(data_y, data_x, new_data_x)
TRIM(text)
TRUE()
TRUNC(number, digits)
UNICHAR(number)
UNICODE(text)
UNIQUE(arg1, [arg2], ...)
UPPER(text)
VALUE(text)
VAR.P(number1, [number2], ...)
VAR.S(number1, [number2], ...)
VARA(number1, [number2], ...)
VARP(number1, [number2], ...)
VARPA(number1, [number2], ...)
VARS(number1, [number2], ...)
WEEKDAY(serial_number, return_type)
WEEKNUM(serial_number, return_type)
WEIBULL.DIST(x, alpha, beta, cumulative)
WEIBULLDIST(x, alpha, beta, cumulative)
WORKDAY(start_date, days, holidays)
XNPV(rate, values, dates)
XOR(logical1, [logical2], ...)
YEAR(serial_number)
YEARFRAC(start_date, end_date, basis)

Special Function

FORMDATA(formDefId, primaryKey, fieldName) in Spreadsheet "Formula" column.

where:

  • formDefId: The form id of the source form containing the setup data to 'pull' from.
  • primaryKey: The dependent pulldown field id in your spreadsheet design, that provides the WHERE condition to search the data to populate.
  • fieldName: The field id of the source form to populate in this spreadsheet column based on the above 'primaryKey' value.

Use this function to 'pull' and populate a spreadsheet cell based on available data in other forms.

For example, to make spreadsheet pull and display the population value after the user picks the city name (pulldown menu), use FORMDATA("city_formId",select_city,"population") where 'select_city' is the first field id in your spreadsheet.

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