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Understand number field

The number field enables your users to enter an integer value, for example: -544, -23, 0, 889, 14324, etc. Below is how a number field looks on a form,
  • When a user accesses it from a web browser:

Character limits

  • The number field can accept a maximum of 19 digits
  • When your user enters a negative number, the negative sign is counted as a digit

When to use this field?

You may add a number field to your form when you want your users to enter an integer or non-decimal value. Other types of fields that enable your users to enter numeric data are  decimal percent , and  currency .

Experience while entering data

When a user accesses the number field from a web browser: If your user enters anything other than an integer value in the number field, for example, a decimal value or an input that contains text or special characters, form submission will fail and the user will be prompted as follows:

  1. The  Invalid entries found  message will appear in a pop-up window.

  2. Clicking  Okay  will close this pop-up and display an error message below that number field.

When a user accesses the number field from a phone/tablet, their data entry is restricted as they get to access just the number keyboard.

Features

You can perform the following customizations for the user experience of the number field on a form:

When yours users access a number field in  reports , you can enable them to view the following values:

  • Total  - the sum of the values stored in that number field across all records displayed by that report
  • Average  - the average of the values stored in that number field across all records displayed by that report
  • Min  - the smallest value that's stored in that number field across all records displayed by that report
  • Max  - the greatest value that's stored in that number field across all records displayed by that report

Example

  • Order management: Imagine that you sell some products and are building an app to manage the orders. You may use the number field to enable your users to enter:
    • Requested Quantity  - the number of pieces of a product that a user requests while placing an order
    • Available Quantity  - the number of pieces of a product available
  • Course management: Imagine that you conduct some online courses and are building an app to manage the course registrations. You may use the number field to enable storing the Registration Number of the registrants.
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