Understand Email Field | Zoho Creator Help

Understand email field

The email field enables your users to enter a valid email address. It validates if the email address entered is in the format: example@domain.com

Below is how an email field looks on a form:

  • When a user accesses from a web browser:

  • When a user accesses from a phone or tablet:

Character limits

The email field can accept a maximum of 255 characters.

Maximum character length validation will be implemented strictly for all your form fields if a record is added via Deluge, API, or email input. This validation ensures that all the records added via various inputs undergo a thorough check for their field characters to ensure they're on par with the predefined character limits that you set, thereby minimizing error handling. 

Features

With respect to the user-experience of the email field on a form, you can:
  • Set an initial value for this field.  Learn how
    • You can have the email field prefilled with the current user or admin user's email address. You'll need to select the appropriate system variable in the email field's  Initial value  property
    • You can also set the required email address in the field's  Initial value  property
    • Setting an initial value does not prevent your users from editing the field's value and entering a different email address
  • Customize the  field name and field link name  of this field
  • Make it  mandatory  for your users to enter an email address in this field
  • Prevent your users from entering  duplicate values  - an email address that is part of an existing record, in this field
  • Set the  maximum number of characters  that your users can enter in this field
  • Enable users to  scan of a QR code or bar code  to enter an email address in this field
  • Enable  showing this field only to the app’s admin  (and hide it from other users)
  • Change this  field's type
  • Set this  field’s size
  • Enable displaying a  tooltip message  when your users access your form from a web browser and hover their mouse on this field

By default, when your user accesses an email field in a  report , the email addresses appear clickable on a web browser and tappable on a phone or tablet. When your clicks/taps an email address, the default email app of that device is launched and a blank mail is drafted to that email address.

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