Field name & Field link name

Set field name and field link name for form fields

Applicable to the following fields:
  • The Field Name property is applicable to all fields except the add notes field
  • The Field Link Name property is applicable to all fields except the formula field

Set field name

  1. Open the form builder.
  2. Select the required field. Navigate to Field Properties, displayed on the right.
  3. Enter the required text in the input box below Field Name:

When you add a field to your form, Zoho Creator gives it default names (depending on the type of field added). When you change the default value of a field name, Zoho Creator auto-updates the field link name.

For example, if you add a single-line field to your form, Zoho Creator sets the field name as "Single Line" and field link name as "Single_Line". When you manually set the field name as "Name of Product", Zoho Creator auto-updates the field link name as "Name_of_Product". This auto-update only occurs the first time that you change the field name. If you change the field name a second time, the field link name will remain as "Name_of_Product".

Set field link name

  1. Open the form builder.
  2. Select the required field. Navigate to Field Properties, displayed on the right.
  3. Enter the required text in the input box below Field Link Name:

If you set the field link name as Container, container, Request or request, Zoho Creator will append them with _field, i.e. container will become container_field. This change is made as these words are used internally by Zoho Creator.

When you change the field link name, Zoho Creator automatically updates it in all the custom processes it is referred in. This prevents any workflow that you've added from breaking as a result of the change.

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