General Settings

Modify Application Name/Application Link Name

The Application Name field has the name of you application and Application Link field displays the URL of your application. This URL uses your application name to maintain uniqueness wherein the white spaces in the name is replaced by hyphen. For example, if the application name is "Employee Manager", the default application link name is "employee-manager". (The URL only permits aphabets, numbers and hyphen.) 

Zoho Creator provides the flexibility to modify the application name or the application link name, anytime by specifying the new name in the General Settings page. 

Signin using

Selecting a Signin option enables you to compel your user to use one kind of login. The signin options are: Zoho, Google, GoogleApps or Yahoo. The default signin option is Zoho and retaining this setting allows you to also list federated logins. If the application is set to use Google signin, the shared users will be directed to Google's login page and application will be accessible after entering Gmail username/password. Besides, a zoho account for each user will be automatically created and they need not sign-up for zoho.

Show Federated Logins

If the sign-in option is selected as Zoho, the application owner can choose to show or hide the federated login options like Google, Yahoo and GoogleApps, in the Signin dialog. Selecting Yes will display the federated logins in the Zoho login page. Selecting No will hide the federated logins from the Zoho login page, allowing users to signin only through Zoho.

Show Signup Link

If the sign-in option is selected as Zoho, the application owner can choose to show or hide the Zoho Signup link to shared users. Selecting Yes will display the Zoho Signup link using which the users will be able to signup with Zoho. Selecting No will not display the sign-up link to shared users.

Choose Developer

As the administrator or owner you will be able to assign developers to the applications that you create, thereby enabling them edit permissions to the application. If a shared user is configured as a "developer", the developer's email ID will be listed in the Change Developer drop-down of the Application Settings dialog for all the applications. To provide permission to the developer to edit a specific application, the owner should go to the Application Settings of that particular application and click on the Change link diplayed beside the text box for Change Developer. In the Choose Developer dialog, enter the email address of the user, who should be configured as a developer. and click Add button. The added developer will have permission go access the application's edit environment and will also be listed in the drop-down for all applications.

Primary Contact

The user assigned to be primary contact for an application will more be the administrator of the application. When consumers of the application receive intimations regarding the application, it will be from the primary contact. When you assign a primary contact for an application you created, you transfer all your previleges to that user. The developments made going forward will be under the administration of the primary contact and the edit permission to that particular application for you ceases to be available and if need be, the primary contact must provide you with edit permission.

Note:

  • This feature is available only for new accounts created after April 2014. We are currently working on migrating the old accounts to the new ones. Please contact support@zohocreator.com for any clarifications.

Set Date Format

Zoho Creator supports multiple date formats. To set a date format for your application, select the required format from the Date Format drop-down list in the Application Settings dialog. The default date format is "dd-MMM-yyyy". Click Save button to save the configurations. This format will be applicable within the confines of the particular application, like in the case of introducing a date field in a form. The date is displayed in the format set in the settings page.

Set Time Zone

Zoho Creator supports various Time Zones. Users have the flexibility of choosing different time zones for each application that they create in Zoho Creator. To set the required time zone, select the time zone relevant to your locale from Time Zone drop-down menu in the Application Settings dialog. Click Save button to save the configurations. This format will be applicable within the confines of the particular application, like in the case of introducing a date-time field in a form. The time is displayed in the format set in the settings page.

Allow HTML Tags (This option is deprecated)

To execute HTML tags in field values set the "Allow HTML Tags option to "Yes" in the Application Settings dialog. To stop executing HTML tags, set the "Allow HTML Tags option to "No". Click Save button to save the configurations. For example, the html tags <br> used to insert line breaks in field values, will be executed only if the "Allow HTML Tags" option is set to "Yes".

Retain Search And Filters Applied In A View

Zoho Creator lets users to retain the search and filters applied in a view. Keeping this option checked will let the users to do so, even when the view is reloaded. Uncheck this option to stop retainging the Search criteria and filters applied to the view.