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Text Area is one of the generic HTML Form input elements. Unlike Text Field, Text Area has multi-row like interface interface for user to type in more information.

Figure 1: Sample Text Area

Figure 2: Text Area Properties

NameDescription
IDElement ID (By declaring as "justification", a corresponding database table column "c_justification" will be created)
LabelElement Label to be displayed to end user.

Figure 3: Text Area Properties - Advanced Options

NameDescription
Value

Default Value when there's no existing value found.

Hash variable is accepted here. For example, you may key the following

to pre-populate the field with current logged in user's name.

Validator

Attach a Validator plugin to validate the input value.

When will validation takes place?

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

ColsColumn size.
RowsRow size.
Readonly

Determines if the element is editable.

Display field as Label when readonly?

Displays the value of the element as plain text when element is set to "Readonly".

Workflow Variable

If the form is part of a workflow process, upon saving of the form (by clicking on "Save as Draft" or "Complete" button). The value in this input field will be saved into the corresponding workflow variable named here.

Using a non-existent Workflow Variable name

You will get the following warning with the name printed out (e.g. status) in the server log if you attempt to map to a non-existent Workflow Variable.


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