A Text column is the most multipurpose column type, because you can enter any kind of character into it. Text Columns may comprise Customer Names, Product Names, Methods of Payment, etc.
If a column comprises data that doesn't look or behave the way you want, you may edit columnand the properties defined by the column type.
Properties defined by the column type:
Creating a text column you should know what way of the data entering meets your needs better. You can Type-in text column values or select data form a predefined list of choices. The choices can be displayed as Drop Down, Radio Buttons or Check Boxes.
Type-in Data Entry
When you create a text column, the Type-in option with the Width 40 is set by default. It means that this text column works as a simple text field, where you can type-in up to 40 characters.
To change the maximum length of the text field, specify the number of characters you need in the Width field. Please note that this field is required.
Choices Data Entry
To simplify the data entry process, the Text Column can be presented as a list of entries to choose from. There are three ways of the choices data entry: Drop Down, Radio Buttons and Check Boxes. To create the Text Column with choices, set the Drop Down (or Radio Buttons, or Check Boxes) option and type in necessary entries in the unrolled Choices field. (Note that every new entry should begin with a new line. No punctuation marks are required.)
You may limit the number of characters, set the display attributes and the choices attributes configuring the following properties:
* - required property.
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