Phone No.
Read more about the Phone No. field in Device Magic
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Written by Brett Long
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Phone Number Field

On Builder:

App UI:

The Phone Number Field is used to accept the phone number of the person using the device.


Field Properties:

Label:

Name the field.


Advanced Settings:

Hint:

This allows you to give a hint to help people answer a specific question. This will be displayed below the field, on the device.

Initial Answer:

A default answer provided by you, placed in the question field. This text can be removed by the user.

Identifier:

How the field is identified in the form (the name of the field). You can also provide custom identifiers for longer questions, to simplify template creation. Even though longer identifiers take up more space on the template, the data pertaining to that placeholder may not use all the given space and could possibly throw your template out of bounds.

Active:

  • Always (always shows in the form and returns answers in submissions)

  • Only When (only shows in the form and returns answers in submissions under certain conditions – decided upon by you when you click the “Set Rule” button that appears)

Required:

  • Never (one is never required to answer it in order to submit the form)

  • When It's active (one has to answer this question in order to submit the form)

  • When It's active and... (one only needs to answer the question under certain conditions – decided upon by you when you click the “Set Rule” button that appears)

Read-Only:

  • Never (not a read-only question)

  • Always (always a read-only question)

  • Only When (only a read-only question under certain conditions – decided upon by you when you click the “Set Rule” button that appears)

Validate Value:

Allows you to set a rule so as to ensure the question is answered according to a particular condition.

You are also able to set an error message so as to indicate to the person how they went wrong with their answer and what they need to do in order to correct it.

To validate the LENGTH of an answer value, please see this article.

Timestamp answer:

Records down the time the question was answered.

Geostamp answer:

Records down the location where the question was answered.

Hidden:

Hide from User - Hidden questions are not visible to the user, but they are still active based on the active rule.

They may be used in calculations and the answers will be included in the submission.

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