The Checkbox field allows you to indicate a positive (check) for a record. Use the Checkbox field to allow users to confirm something of note about a record. To use the checkbox field type, a builder must choose the Checkbox field type when managing fields.
This article reviews the properties of Checkbox fields and provides tips to aid in user adoption of this type of field.
You can view the available properties for numeric fields on the Edit field properties modal when you select Field type of Checkbox.
Properties of Checkbox fields
After specifying a Field name (which controls how this field is referenced inside the tab) and that the field is of the type Checkbox, you can choose to specify one additional option, the field callout outlined below. Complete the transaction at the end by clicking 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.|
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.
🔔Users interact with the checkbox field by checking a box. In the database, a checked box sets a text value of TRUE in the database. (If not checked, the value is FALSE.)
🔔 If you either convert a field into a checkbox or copy and paste text into a checkbox field, any value that is TRUE will come across as CHECKED. All other values, including null values, will be translated as False and will not be checked.
🔔 If a data-conversion impact can occur during a field type change to or from a checkbox field, 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.