Text field

The text field is used to represent textual values in documents.


Setting Required Description
Label Yes The label is used for users of BizzStream. The label is shown in documents left to the value of the field. Labels can always be edited.
Translation key No Can be used to replace the field label with a translation. If set, BizzStream will try find the translation associated with the key set in this field. If no translation can be found, the label set in the Label field will be used.
Name Yes The name is a BizzStream system field. Once the Document Definition is persisted, this field cannot be edited anymore. Unless there are no documents based on this document definition.
Required No By checking the required-option, you force the user to fill out the field. By not checking this option, the option to fill out the field is to the discretion of the user.
Maximum length Yes The maximum amount of characters allowed within the field. Characters are letters, numbers but also symbols such as @, spaces and apostrophes.
Number of lines Yes Here you can specify how many lines the text field can be. If you do not enter any value, the default will be only one line.
Initial Value No By providing an initial value to the field, upon creation the field or linefield will have this value. This field cannot refer to values placed in other fields. A user/visitor can overwrite this value.
Initial Placeholder No When you provide an initial placeholder, the field will get the value of the field to which the placeholder refers. Users/visitors can update this value. Unlike placeholders, the field will not updated when the field to which the placeholder refers updates. This field can contain BizzStream Expressions referring to other fields.
Placeholder No By providing a placeholder, you ensure that the value of this field is replaced by the value of the field to which the placeholder refers when the referenced field updates.

How the data is stored

Text fields will be saved accordingly in the database:

textField: "Example text"

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