The question/field properties on the Definition tab let you assign a unique and internal ID that can be used to automatically populate information. This can be done as a tie to your EX or external database or to another question/field on your form. You can also select the type of question/field being added to the form, which controls additional question/field settings, enter text to be associated with the question, include the question in a group, and associate it with a group of questions.


Definitions Defined



 Unique ID

Use the Unique ID to define a unique name for the question within this form. The Unique ID is important! It is used as the text for your form URL, helps you keep track of your forms in EX FormFlow - Workflow, and will let you set up data sources within your form and to your database. This is not information your form users will see. This setting is Required.


Use the Type to determine what kind of information you want to collect in your question. Settings and configurations will vary according the type of question you select. When setting up a question or field, the Type is Required. For more information, see Question Types.


Use the Text option to determine what text or information you want to show form users so they know what kind of information they need to enter. This is typically brief (for example, Nickname or Waiver Code, but can include formatted text, images, and hyperlinks).

Text Position

Use the Text Position to determine if the text will appear to the top, right, or left of the question/field.


Use the Group question setting to group similar questions. For example, two questions with the word “Faculty” in the group box can be acted on simultaneously with Event steps.


Use the Grid drop-down to select the multi-response stored procedure that you would like to use for the collection grid. When a grid is associated with a question, the question becomes an input device, but the values cannot be referenced in a one-to-one database insert. Mapping becomes the responsibility of the associated grid.

Grid Function

Use the Grid Function drop-down to determine the role the question will have in relation to the collection grid.

  • Key indicates that each row value should be unique in reference to this field or group of fields. When multiple rows are marked as key, the combination of those column values must make the row unique.

  • Summary displays the input result as a column in the grid.

  • Detail indicates the value should be collected, but not immediately displayed to the end user.

  • Add Button is reserved for the button object that will transfer the data from the source question to the target grid.


How To

Access Definition Properties

Enter a Unique ID

Select a question type

Define question/label text

Determine the text position

Group questions/fields

Assign a stored procedure to a question (Grid)

Assign a Grid Function


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