Use this article to familiarize yourself with the various Gadgets available in the Form Builder on the left panel. For a more detailed explanation of each Field, click on the Field link.
Select Section to create a new section in your form.
Select Read-Only Text to create and disclose information on your form without an input field.
Select Short Text to create a field on your form that allows your user to input small amounts of text (name, etc.). You have the option to set a minimum and maximum character limit in the gadget settings area.
Select Long Text to create a field on your form that allows your user to input longer text (sentences or paragraphs). This field can NOT be formatted by the user.You have the option to set a minimum and maximum character limit in the gadget settings area.
Select Rich Text to create a field on your form that allows your user to input longer text (sentences or paragraphs). This input field can be formatted by the user.
For more details, please refer the How Do I Use the Text Gadgets (Fields)? article.
Select Checkbox to create an option that allows the user to choose a single item or multiple items from a list. Note: Check Boxes are an "any of these" control button.
For more details, please refer to How Do I Create Check Boxes?
Select Multiple Choice to create an option that allows the user to choose only one item from a list. For more details, please refer to How Do I Create Multiple Choice Gadgets (Fields)?
Select Dropdown to create a field that will offer a dropdown list.
Select Date to create a field that renders a Kuali Build calendar date picker button. You have the option to set a minimum and maximum date.
Select Time to allow users to select a specified time.
Select Number to create a field that renders a pre-populated Kuali Build number look up. You have the option to set a minimum and maximum number in the gadget settings area.
Select Country to create a field that renders a pre-populated country typeahead list.
Select Language to create a field that renders a pre-populated list of languages.
Select State/Province to create a field that renders a pre-populated list of the states of the United States and provinces of Canada.
Select Email to create a field that allows your form submitter to input an email address. Kuali Build will validate that what is typed in this field is a valid email.
Select Link to allow the form submitter to add a link to their form.
Select Currency to create a field that allows your user to input a U.S. dollar amount. You have the option to set a minimum and maximum amount in the gadget settings area. For more details, please refer the Currency Gadget article.
Select Option Range to create a field that allows your user to select from series of options on a linear scale. This field works well when you're asking your users to rate something.
Select Signature to request the eSignature of a form submitter or reviewer during the form submission or workflow processes. Submitters or reviewers have the option to type, draw, or upload an image of their signature.
Select Image Upload to allow users to upload an image as part of their form submission.
Select File Upload to allow users to upload a file. You can even set restrictions on which file type the user can upload.
Smart Gadgets allow you to connect to other data sources such as the Kuali Groups and Users area or an external system. For more details please refer to Smart Gadgets: Data Lookup (Single Item), Data Lookup (List), and Data Multiselect.
Note: The smart gadgets may require API integrations to be added in Kuali Build. Your IT department may be able to facilitate this for you. More information on how to do that can be found in the Create an API Integration for Data Set Feature guide.
Select Table to visually group data on a form into rows and columns. Rows and columns can be labeled, and a variety of Build gadgets can be used to create the data on the table.
Select Data Lookup (Single Item) to automatically fill in additional information on the form based on information provided earlier or associated with a user's profile.
Select Data Lookup (List) to allow the form submitter to select a single item from a dropdown menu or typeahead gadget based on information provided earlier in the form or associated with a user's profile.
Select Data Multiselect to allow the form submitter to select multiple items from a dropdown menu ortypeahead gadget.
Select Submitted By to pre-populate the field with the name of the person submitting the form. This field requires the form submitter to have logged into Build.
Select Read-only Data to add information to your form that is uneditable to submitters. This information can come from data previously entered by the submitter on the form or from the data that Build automatically captures on the form behind the scenes (e.g. document number, submission date, submitter’s email address, etc.). See Read-only Data Gadget for more information.
How do I know which field I've added to my form?
Once you have added a field to a form, it isn't always obvious to know what field has been added if you revisit the form at a later time. The information below can help you know what field you previously selected.
Each field type Kuali Build uses has an associated short label that refers to its type. You can see this short label by selecting the field and viewing the configuration panel that pops up on the right side of the screen. The short label appears above the Gadget Label/Question. In this screenshot, you can see "Radio Settings" listed above the Gadget Label/Question. This lets you know that you have selected a Multiple Choice gadget.
Below is an overview of the short labels associated with each field:
- Basic Gadgets:
- Section: Section
- Read-Only Text: Read-only Text
- Short Text: Text
- Long Text: TextArea
- Rich Text: RichText
- Check Boxes: Checkboxes
- Multiple Choice: Radios
- Dropdown Menu: Dropdown
- Date Picker: Date
- Number: Number
- Country Picker: CountryDropdown
- Language Picker: LangaugesDropdown
- State/Province Picker: StateDropdown
- Email: Email
- Currency: Currency
- Option Range: LinearScale
- File Upload: FileUpload
- Time Picker: TimePicker
- Smart Gadgets:
- Table: Table
- Data Lookup (Single Item): DataFill
- Data Lookup (List): DataLookup
- Data Lookup (Multiselect): DataMultiselect
- Submitted By: CreatedBy
- Read-only Data: Readonlydata