The Configurator is a powerful tool offering a high level of customisation to a number of features. With a simple drag-and-drop interface, effortlessly create tailored forms and fields, adapting Commusoft to meet specific business needs.
Gain a deeper understanding of input types for detailed and efficient configurations, providing a greater level of flexibility and precision.
Adding input types/sections
You can drag and drop the section or desired input type from the list on the left side of the screen onto the right side of the page. A side panel will open displaying the fields to complete for the chosen input type/section.
Sections allow you to create a group of fields, nesting them under a sub-header on the display page.
This example shows a custom field section, named Parking details, with the fields displayed within the section block.
An input type is what determines the field characteristics, eg. dropdown or free-type text box, when the forms and fields are active.
|Test your chosen input types before daily use to ensure satisfaction with the setup and user data input experience.
Input - This is a single-line text input field that can be filled with any numbers or characters you need.
Dynamic input - Similar to the 'Input' type, Dynamic input fields will also be able to use pre-filled options if common responses are typical.
Numbers - Whole numbers (no decimal points) greater than '0' can be used to fill these fields.
Text area - Similar to 'Input', you can enter multiple lines of text (and numbers) rather than just a single line.
Date - Allows a date entry only
Time - Allows a time entry only
Toggle - Primarily used on mobile devices for predefined "yes or no" responses, allowing users to switch between options with a simple tap.
Checkbox - A predefined list of responses allowing multiple selections.
Single checkbox - Primarily used for single confirmation (eg. 'click here to confirm'), in contrast to the multi-choice functionality offered by the standard checkbox option.
Radio - Similar to a dropdown selection, with all possible responses displayed allowing a single selection.
Dropdown - This option allows you to create multiple options available for selection displayed in the typical dropdown fashion.
Input with selection choices - A combination of a free-text box and preset options displayed as a list, allowing users to either type their choice or select from the options provided.
Plain text - An non-editable field that can be used to display additional notes or comments for the user.
Decimal - A number field that also allows decimals, it is not restricted to whole numbers only.
Signature - Add a signature box.
Photo - Add photos, setting the maximum number of photos allowed at one time.
Non-editable input - A single-line text field with predefined content that cannot be edited.
Preset input types - Quickly set up a toggle input with responses preset to:
Input type options
Input types have a variety of options available once they have been created, to further customise the forms and fields.
Required - Determines the mandatory status of a question, visible in the field details side panel.
Defaults - Set a default response for the field, used for common answers where applicable
Dependencies - Used to create flows within the questions on your forms, eg. only show the field when the previous question is answered ‘Yes’.
Measurements - Used on Number or Decimal Inputs to add a measurement, ie. kWh, miles, cm, CO2, etc.
Options - Used on any input type with a selection of responses to choose from.
Validations - Set the allowed characters for the field, eg. a postcode must only include letters and numbers, excluding any special characters.