The long text field is useful if you need to store several lines of text. Builders can use this type of field for tracking long descriptive text containing one or more paragraphs and can associate the text with a record.
You can view the available properties for long text fields on the Edit field properties modal when you select Field type of Long text.
Properties of Long text fields
After specifying a Field name (which controls how this field is referenced inside the tab) and that the field is of type Long Text, you can toggle on More field attributes to show the options described in the following table. After you set the values you want, click Save.
|Private field||Use this setting if only authorized users should be able to access this field. If this is applied, the field will be locked out from the user's view entirely unless they are authorized to access private fields. This setting works in conjunction with the security access control tab setting: View private fields. If a field is private, only users authorized to view private fields will be able to view, edit, see history, filter, or download this data. Click here to learn more.|
|Default text||If every row should have a value by default as soon as a record is created, specify the default value here. Users can change or select the value, but setting a default helps to minimize the number of null value records.|
If you enter any text into the Field callout textbox, the information (i) icon appears to the left of the field name, and the text you entered displays when users move the cursor over this icon. Enter text here if you want to provide information to help the user learn more about how to use the field.
🔔 If a data-conversion impact can occur during a field type change, a warning message accompanies the field conversion process to ensure that the builder understands what to expect. It's important to read these messages carefully. Users must follow the instructions provided on the warning page to complete field change transactions.