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Each form element has its own set of attributes, ID and Label attributes are common to most of them.

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Figure 1: Text Field Properties



"Label" is the human-readable identifier for the form field.


The 'ID' in the property editor is a unique identifier.
The Joget Workflow core uses this ID as a column name within the table associated with the form (e.g. c_title in the figure above).
When a user enters a value in the field during a workflow process, the value is stored in that column.
If the ID has never been used in previous forms associated to the same table, a new column will be created.
If the ID, on the other hand, has been used before, that column will be used. 
It is important to note that when someone enters a value when completing a form during a workflow process, that value will overwrite the existing one.

titleReserved IDs

Do not use the following reserved IDs on the form element's ID attribute:

  • id     (can be used but with caution)
  • appId
  • appVersion
  • version
  • userviewId
  • menuId
  • key
  • embed
  • primaryKey
titleAuto Generated IDs

Take note of the following IDs as these are automatically generated upon the creation of a new form. Please take note upon submission of the form in runtime, these fields will be updated automatically:

  • dateCreated
  • dateModified
  • createdBy
  • createdByName
  • modifiedBy
  • modifiedByName
titleRecommended Naming Convention

We recommend using snake_case (i.e. first_name) as this is the standard database naming convention. The ID declared will be part of the database table column name



"Label" is the human-readable identifier for the form field


titleNew Feature

This is a new feature in Joget DX 8.

The Form Builder now suggests an ID to an element based on the Label you have entered for that element. (Figure 2)

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List of Form Elements