Each of the fields that you add to your form can be customized in order to have a better control of the final result and of the functions of this form.
Here are the customizable properties:
If you change the title value of a field, it will send the information entered by the user who provides the data in the same place in your database, but this user will see a different text appear on the screen.
This can be useful in many cases. Consider a form used to manage subscriptions to different email campaigns.
In the fields, you could display a title that is different the the field name used in your database.
Indeed, in the custom fields, you can see “Subscribed to newsletter” which is useful internally for the marketing team, but not for the client/lead/etc. That's why we change what they can see. This can be helpful when it comes to polling. We wouldn’t want to ask “Contact source” (last field at the bottom), but rather “How did you hear about us?”
The “Title display” box will simply display or hide the title of the field. This could be useful if you wanted the field in question to be pre-filled.
This property will change the text color in a specific field.
The background color will appear white by default, but it isn’t. In fact, the background color of the fields is transparent. Therefore,if your web page has a color or a background image, this is the color or image that will be visible. If you want to apply a background color to a field in your form, this property will be very useful.
Hidden fields and initial value
You can also hide one or more fields in addition to giving them an initial value.
This can be very useful if you need to keep information about a client/lead/etc, but you don’t want to ask them this question so as not to saturate the form with information.
For example, you might need to know where this new contact came from, but of course, if it was created from a specific form, you don’t need to ask the client/lead/etc. if they filled out the form as this is implied anyway.
So you could have the “Contact source” field hidden and filled with he initial value “Web form”.
Sometimes there are several fields, but a particular few are essential to you. Take the following example:
You may need the first name and email, but not the other fields. By making them mandatory, your clients/leads/etc. will not be able to save the form until these fields are filled. If they still try to save it, the required fields will be highlighted in red.
It should be noted that in many web forms, the mandatory fields are indicated by an asterisk (*). In CentrixOne, these are not added automatically. Just add it manually in the title of the field:
Finally, you can modify the width of the field.
As you may have noticed in previous examples, some fields are wider than others. Some fields take up the full width and some half the width. Indeed, each of the fields can be modified to take up the full width, half width, or a third or quarter width.