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Text Field is a standard HTML Input element to collect information from the user in a form.

New Feature

This feature is enhanced in Joget Workflow v6 to support placeholder, number formatting and numeric value storage.

Figure 1: Screenshot highlighting Text Field obtained from sample Expenses Claim App

Screenshots in this article obtained from http://localhost:8080/jw/web/console/app/hr_expense/1/form/builder/hr_expense_new

Figure 2: Text Field Properties

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

Figure 2: Text Field Properties - Advanced Options


Default Value when there's no existing value found.

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

#currentUser.firstName# #currentUser.lastName#

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

Max Length

Maximum character length allowed.


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".


Determines if the value should be encrypted upon saving into the database. Read more in Protect Sensitive Data.


New Feature

New Feature added in Joget Workflow v6

The placeholder attribute specifies a short hint that describes the expected value of an input field (e.g. a sample value or a short description of the expected format). The short hint is displayed in the input field before the user enters a value.


Width of the element.


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.

context attribute status does not exist in process context - adding new attributes to the process context is not allowed

Formatting Style

New Feature

New Feature added in Joget Workflow v6

  • US Style Formatting (1,000.00)
  • European Formatting (1.000,00)

When you have selected this option, you can further define the following attributes:-

  • Number of Decimal
  • Prefix
  • Postfix
  • Use Thousand Separator?
Store as Numeric Value?

New Feature

New Feature added in Joget Workflow v6

When formatting is applied, value is stored as it is. You may check this option to strip off formatting and store as numerical value only.




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