Unique ID

‘Unique ID’ for your form can enable generate unique numbers. You can use them to create different serials number for forms, subforms, etc.

To use this feature, just drag the widget from the left panel to the digital mobile screen in the middle.

While filling up the form, the user has to just tap on the ‘Unique Id.’

Properties of Unique ID

1. Prefix

Prefix property on the right panel will help you to include certain characters at the beginning of each unique ID generated. These characters will be common to each ID generated.

Click on ‘Empty’ besides prefix, and type the prefix that you need to have.

For example,

If you are generating unique IDs for inspection forms, then you can set the prefix as ‘Inspection Form.’

Every time a form is filled, the unique ID generated will have ‘Inspection Form’ as a prefix.

So, the unique ID created would be something like ‘Inspection Form 234vv7wewe”

2. Label

You can change the name of the ‘Unique ID’ using a label property. It is ‘Unique ID’ by default.

On the right panel, go to the label section and you can type the required text that you want. The same name will appear on the form.

For example, you can keep the label of your Unique ID as ‘Serial Number.’

3. Required

You can use this property to make that ‘Unique ID’ mandatory to be filled.

Some fields in your form might be mandatory, while some might not be.

For example, ‘Unique ID’ field can be set to ‘Yes’ in the required property when you want to make the field mandatory.

So, while filling out a form, the user will have to compulsorily add the Unique ID while filling the mobile form, without which the form wouldn’t be submitted.


4. Unique Identifier

Every field will have a unique identifier. No two unique identifiers for fields will be the same.

Please note that ‘Unique Identifier’ property is just for reference purpose only. The user need not have to do anything to this property, it can be referred when there are fields created with the same names.

When you create two fields with the same names, it might get confusing when you are setting a condition and you wouldn’t know which field is which.

For example,

If you have created a field ‘address’ - and set a visibility condition to it saying the ‘address’ field will be only visible if you have entered the ‘Phone number.’

But if there are two fields that say ‘Phone Number’ - it will be difficult to set a visibility condition since both the fields have the same name.

Both of these fields ‘Phone Number’ will have different unique identifiers. You can check the unique identifier and then set the condition accordingly.

5. Visibility Conditions

Visibility Condition in the property for the ‘Unique’ is used to specify a condition.

If you apply any visibility condition, it implies that the ‘Unique Id’ field will only be visible if it satisfies the condition that you have set.

Visibility condition can be set by specifying the condition - you can do that by clicking ‘condition not specified.’

For example,

You might create a Field  ‘Premise A Unique ID’ which will be only visible if the user chooses ‘Yes’ option in the previous choice list ‘Was Premise A Inspected?’

Visibility conditions can help you control the type of input during the filling of a form by the user.

6. Validity Conditions

Validity Condition in the property for the ‘Unique ID’ is used to specify a condition.

If you set any validity condition, it implies that the ‘Unique ID’ will only be valid if it satisfies the condition that you have set.

Validity condition can be set by specifying the condition - you can do that by clicking ‘condition not specified.’

For example,

You might create a Unique ID field ‘Premise A Unique ID’ which will be only valid if the user enters ‘Premise A’ in the earlier field ‘Which Premises were Inspected?’

Otherwise, it would be invalid and show an error message.

Validations can help you control the type of input during the filling of a form by the user.

You can also customize an error message that you want to display by typing the message in ‘Validity Error Message.’

This message will be displayed when the validity condition does not match with the given input.

The error message could be “This ID is only for Premise A.”

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