URL - Hyperlink Control/Field

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A Hyperlink is a URL control that is used to collect valid URLs or website addresses. 

A hyperlink point to a location on the internet, or a local intranet/drive that the user can be redirect to by clicking a read-only link.  


Tips A hyperlink prefix (e.g. http://, https://) should be contained if you want to access an external resource.

Label & Binding

The label will display as the title of this field. You can define the name for this field.

In Form builder, You also can switch off "Display Title" to hide the label on the form. 

Binding is also only applicable for form builder. A hyperlink field can be reset to bind with any other hyperlink controls on this form. 

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Define the appearance of this field to change the styles. 

  • Open Link in

Yeeflow has two methods to open your hyperlink:  

Current Window: The current form page will be replaced with the URL link on this field after your click.

New Page: The URL page will be open in a new window/tab. The current form page will be keep there. 


  • Button Name

You can define a specific name (e.g. click-to-open) on this field. Then the user will see this specific name instead of a URL address. You need leave the button name in blank so that the detailed URL address can be visible. 


  • Dynamic Display Rules

When you set a dynamic display rule for this field, It behaves differently based on specific conditions and rules.  There are seven actions(Hide/Show/Read-only/Editable/Set Background/Set Border color/Set Font color) for this control.

Learn how to create dynamic display rules for a field

  • Allow Comment

You can enable/disable comments on this field after the form is submitted. There are two options to trigger comments entering:  On Click and Mouse Hover

For a bound control, the comment key will be auto-bound with this control/field.

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Validation will verify that the data users enter in this form meets the standards you specify before the form can be submitted.

  • Readonly

Set this field as read-only to create variable form pages of your workflow(or application versions) . All bound controls (fields) can be made read-only, with the exception of fields that are already read-only by default.  E.g. Calculation.

Please Note: A URL address can redirect to open only when it's readonly

  • Required

Required field will make sure the user provides a response. When a field is required, an error message will display under this field and at right top of the form. The form cannot be submitted until a value has been added to the field.

Required fields are indicated by a red asterisk(*) next to the label. By default, fields are never required.

Please Note: Only a required field in visible of this form will trigger the validation action.

  • Custom Validation

You can set a custom error message that will display under your field when specified conditions become true. It will allow you to add any number of rules for validating your field.
Learn more about the Custom Validation.

  • Event Rules (only applicable for Forms)

Event rules allow you to set actions that should be taken on events that meet your designated rule criteria. You can create event rules to execute any number of actions based on this field. 

Learn more about the Event Rules

  • Default Value

Default values can be used to automatically populate the field’s value for users. The user can then choose to change the default value. The default value can always be the same value or can change based on certain conditions such as a Event Rule of another field on the form.

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