Field Types

Field Types

Choose from a variety of form fields to get the right data from your respondents. From simple text boxes to complex formula fields, our form builder has it all. Collect payments, perform calculations, assign a unique ID to each of your forms, and more.

Table of Contents

  All Fields

                        

Basic Fields

Basic Fields lists the fields that your forms will need to collect basic information from your customers.

In the table given below:

  • Field Name: specifies the name of the Fields in Zoho forms.
  • Example: gives an illustration of a real-time form.
  • Description: defines each field and its properties.
  • Validation: form fields can be validated by applying the following conditions.

                - Mandatory makes the field mandatory for the respondents to answer.

                - No Duplicates makes the field accept only unique answers from the respondents.

                - Allow Negative Value enables the users to submit negative values for the field.

FIELD NAMEEXAMPLEDESCRIPTIONVALIDATION

Single line text with the specified character limit.

Range: 0 - 255 characters

Mandatory

Text of multiple lines with specified text length.

Range: 0 - 65535 characters

Mandatory

Numbers within specified range. Choose the number of digits, minimum and maximum values.

Range: 0 - 18 digits

 

Mandatory

No Duplicates

Allows Negative Value

Obtain decimal number in specific format and decimal places.

Range: 0 - 50 digits

Mandatory

No Duplicates

    

Collect Title, First name, Middle name and Last name.

You can also change their labels.

 

Mandatory

Get address in your forms and customize the address type.

You can set Default Country.    

Mandatory

Collect phone numbers and choose the number format from Field format dropdown list.

Mandatory

No Duplicates

Get an email address from the users using this field.

You can include an email input confirmation field to let respondents re-enter the email address for confirmation.

 

Mandatory

No Duplicates

Email input confirmation

Obtain a date within the specified range. Choose Autofill current date to make the initial value to be the current date.

Mandatory

No Duplicates

Get time value in the desired time format and the minute intervals.

Mandatory

No Duplicates

Record both date and time, within the specific ranges. Choose Autofill Current Date to make Initial Value the current date and time.

Mandatory

No Duplicates

 

 

 

 

Allow users to indicate their agreement to an option. Also, you can set a default status in the decision box.

Mandatory

Insert dropdown list in your forms. Choose the number of choices you want, and alter choice's label as you wish.

In the dropdown list, you can also create multiple groups and group the choices under each group.

 

 

Mandatory

Get a single answer from a list of choices. Choose the number of choices, choice labels and customize the field appearance from Show data in dropdown.

To change this field as a dropdown list, choose Dropdown from Field Type dropdown box.

Mandatory

Get a single answer from multiple choices. Choose the field size, number of choices and alter the choice label. Also, specify the choice limit.

Mandatory

Get multiple answer choices from a list of options. Specify the field type, number of choices and alter the choice labels.

Customize field appearance from Show data in the dropdown list. To change this field to multiple choices, choose Multiple Choice from the Field Type dropdown box.

Mandatory

Capture website address in your forms using this field.

Mandatory

Get the exact payment amount and specify the currency. Choose the decimal format and the decimal point numbers.

Range: 0 - 50 digits

Mandatory

No Duplicates

Accept multiple files from users. By default, files of all formats can be uploaded into the field. If you want to accept files only of the desired format, enter the format in Allowed File Type.

You can choose the number of files that can be uploaded and specify the maximum size of each file.

Maximum size allowed: 20 MB

Mandatory

Allow your users to upload an image using this field. You can specify the image type, size, default camera mode, and timer options.

Click here to learn more.

Mandatory

Create new sections in your form. Enter the required field label.

 

Create multi-page forms using this field. Enter page title and the field navigation from the Navigation Options.

 

Insert a slider for rating. Specify the minimum and maximum ranges.

Mandatory

Allow different types of ratings in your forms. Choose from our different rating types and count.

Mandatory

Add description to your forms with a text of any font, style, and color with any alignments. Insert hyperlinks and images.

 

Unique ID will not be displayed in your form.

Track form submission through a unique number. Customize it by entering the starting number, prefix and suffix values.

 

* You can choose the field size and specify the initial values for the field

Advanced Fields

The advanced fields allow you to collect Payments, capture digital signatures, and more.

In the table given below:

  • Field Name: specifies the name of the Fields in Zoho forms.
  • Example: gives an illustration of a real-time form.
  • Description: defines each field and its properties.
  • Validation: form fields can be validated by applying the following conditions-
    • Mandatory -  This validation makes the field mandatory for the respondents to answer.
    • No Duplicates - This validation makes the field accept only unique answers from the respondents.
    • Allow Negative Value - This validation enables the users to submit negative values for the field.
FIELD NAMEEXAMPLEDESCRIPTIONVALIDATION

Accept online payments using our payment options. Enter the field label and choose the payment type.

 

Use this field to add new records, update existing records or add records to related lists in Zoho CRM.

Click here to learn more.

 

Perform calculations in your forms automatically using this field.

Mandatory

 

 

 

                                        

 

 

 

 

Secondary form inside the main form. Set minimum and maximum entry limits.

Click here to know more.

 

 

Get a single answer from multiple choices. Customize the rows and columns and choose Choice Type.

 

Supported Layouts: Radio, Checkbox, and Dropdown

Mandatory

Introduce images as choices for your questions. Upload the images and specify the image label and value.

You can change the size of an image.

 

Accept signature from users in digital form.

Mandatory

 

 

Using this field allow responders to abide by terms and conditions set by you. Enter the terms and conditions under the Terms tab. Frame the declaration statement under the Declaration tab.

The Status of Consent symbolizes the user's agreement or disagreement with the stated terms. Click here to learn more.

Mandatory

*You can choose the field size, and specify the initial values for this field.

Field Properties

Under Properties pane, you can choose to add the following conditions and customizations to your fields:

Field Label:

  • Customize the field label according to your needs.

Instructions:

  • Specify instructions or hints for your field. The instructions will be italicized and it appears below that particular field.

Validation:

  • Select Mandatory to make the field mandatory for the respondents to answer.
  • Select No Duplicates to accept unique answers from each responder.

Visibility:

  • Choose Hide Field to hide a field from the respondents.
  • Choose Disable Field to deny your respondents from entering data in the field.

Privacy:

  • Select Mark as personal to prompt users about data sensitivity when setting up certain configurations in the form.
  • Select Encrypt to prompt users about data sensitivity when setting up certain configurations in the form. Also, hide the data while printing and downloading reports. Click here to learn more.

Assign Values for Dropdown, Radio, Multiple Choice and Checkbox Fields

When you add a Dropdown, Radio, Multiple Choice or Checkbox field to your form, you can assign a value to each choice under the field.

To do this:

  • Add a Dropdown field to your form.

  • Under Properties, go to AdvancedAssign Values.

  • In the pop-up, enter the value for each choice in the Value field and click Assign Values.

Use the values assigned to the choices under this field along with the Formula field to perform calculations.You can assign values to the choices of the Radio, Multiple Choice or Checkbox field. 

Group Choices

You can group your choices in the Dropdown field. 

To add group choices:

  • Add a Dropdown field to your form.

  • Under Properties, go to Advanced > Group Choices.

  • In the Group Choices pop-up, specify the names of the groups and the choices.

  • Click Save.

Now the groups along with their choices will be displayed in the Dropdown field.

Note:

  • There must be at least one choice under a group and each group name must be unique.

  • You can also configure rules to work with group choices. Click here to learn more.

Image Upload

Using this field, respondents can capture an image using their smartphone or upload images from their gallery to a form.

  • Drag and drop the Image Upload field from the Basic Fields.

  • Enter the name of the field in the Field Label tab.

  • Specify the maximum allowed size of the image in the Max Size tab.

  • Choose the type of image to allow in the Allowed File Type tab.

  • To make this field mandatory, check Mandatory under Validation.

  • Under Visibility:

- Choose Hide Field to hide a field from the respondents.

- Choose Disable Field to prevent your respondents from entering data in a field.

  • To ensure the respondents' data is kept secure, select Mark as Personal and Encrypt in the Privacy tab. To learn more about the privacy features, click here.

  • Choose one of the following options under Default Mode to restrict which camera users can use to take pictures for the field:

- Front Camera to allow users to shoot pictures with the front camera.

- Rear Camera to allow users to shoot pictures with the back camera.

  • To allow users to upload pictures from their gallery, check Use Photo Gallery.

  • To allow users to shoot pictures in both front and back camera mode, check Switch between Camera modes.

  • To set a timer, check Use Timer.

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