form builder elements
What is the Attachment element?
The Attachment element allows you to link files (PDF, MOV, MP4, HTML) to your mobile device's local database or external web content (connection required) within your form. When you are inside the element, it will open up the browser to be able to view a webpage or a file.
If the attachment link points to an allowed static file, it will be downloaded locally so that it can be viewed offline. In all other scenarios, an internet connection is required.
If you are unable to view a static file, it was not downloaded successfully:
- URL is pointing to a web service instead of an individual file
- URL is broken
- URL is dynamic
How do I attach files to my form?
To add an Attachment element to your form, please follow the instructions below.
STEP 1. With your form loaded in the Form Builder, click the Attachment button from the left-hand menu.
STEP 2. On the right-hand side, you'll see the element properties. Enter the name of your element.
PLEASE NOTE: If you check the Based on Label option, it will create a data column based on the Label on the element.
STEP 3. Under the Element Properties tab, add the URL pointing to your file or website in the Attachment Link field. If you are trying to upload a PDF and it is not a public link, you can upload it into a file hosting site such as Dropbox or Box. Make sure to link your iFormBuilder account to your media storage.
Attachment pointing to HTML:
Attachment pointing to PDF:
PLEASE NOTE: If you are using Dropbox or Box, type in the exact name of the file saved in the hosting site as it is case sensitive. If the file is saved in a folder, type in the folder name before file name with forward slash. Ex.) dropbox://foldername/Getting Started Guide.pdf
STEP 4. Save your form.
STEP 5. Test on your device.