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Form Editor: 4 – Conditional Visibility

All components have the same conditional visibility settings available under the Advanced tab. These options will be discussed here so we don’t have to repeat this information under each controls specific section in the document.

The Conditional Visibility section gives access to options to either hide the field under specific conditions, or to make it required under specific conditions.

Conditional Visibility Properties
Property Description
Enable / Disable Toggle This sets if conditional visibility is active or not. If it is enabled you must still set remaining properties for the desired conditional visibility to take place. If you had conditional visibility configured, and you select Disable, those settings will be removed.
Action Select from: 

  • Hide – Will hide the field if the filter conditions are met.
Action will Trigger Select from: 

  • if all of the following match – The action will be triggered only if all the defined filter conditions are met at the same time
  • if any of the following match – The action will be triggered if any of the defined filter conditions are met.
Adds a new row of two or three fields required to define a new filter condition.
 Field The field to check. (Only fields that return text or a number can be selected.)
 Filter Operator  The kind of check to do on the selected field. Options are: 

  • equal
  • does not equal
  • blank
  • not blank
  • contains
  • does not contain
 Value If “blank” or “not blank” are selected the value field does not show as it is not required. Else a third field appears so a value can be entered to compare the  Field contents against.
When you click on Use Local Field the Value field is replaced by the Select Field From this Form field, where you can select the field whose value will be used to compare the Field contents against. (This is shown in the image below this table.)
Select Field From this Form A drop down list of field from the current form. It only shows field that are of the same data type as Field, i.e. if Field is a number field, then the selection list will only show other number fields.
When you click on Use Value the Select Field From this Form field will be replaced by the Value field.
Local Field Selection

Next Steps

Below are links to articles that cover the next level of detail on form design:
Form Editor: 1 – Sections
Form Editor: 2 – Columns
FOrm Editor: 3 – Common Field Features
As an example of the many field types available: Working with Text fields
Below are links to the two form building parts of the Building an Expense Reports App tutorial series:
Part 3 – Starting the Expense Reports Form
Part 4 – Completing the Expense Reports Form
Updated on August 6, 2019

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