Form fields

A field represents an individual item of data on a record.

Users can view and modify field data on a form.

UI16 and UI15 field status indicators

Indicators are used on some fields to denote a special field type.

A field status indicator is a colored asterisk that may appear to the left of mandatory fields. Field status indicators change colors to represent different states of mandatory fields.

Table 1. Field status indicators
Indicator Description
Unpopulated Required field is empty. The user must enter a value to save the form. Default color is red.
Populated - saved

Populated - unsaved

Required field contains a value that was saved or needs to be saved. Default color is grey.
Figure 1. UI16/UI15 field status indicators
Field status indicators for mandatory fields of different states
Note: Tabs containing required fields have black asterisks.

UI11 field status indicators

A field status indicator is a colored bar that may appear to the left of form elements.

These indicators convey the following statuses.
Field status Description
Mandatory Required field that is empty. The user must enter a value to save the form. Default color is red.
Populated mandatory Required field for which a value has already been saved. Default color is light red. If the user enters a new value, the field status indicator changes to modified (default green).
Modified Contains data that has not been saved. Default color is green.
Read-only User cannot edit on the form. Default color is orange.
Figure 2. UI11 field status indicators
UI11 field status indicators

An administrator can customize the color of these field status indicators by navigating to System Properties > CSS:

Figure 3. Customize UI11 field status indicator colors
CSS field status indicator color properties