In Action: Creating an “I Agree” Checkbox
Virtual fields are DataPage elements that do not have underlying fields in the source table or view to store entered data. You can use them for input that will not be saved, such as "I agree" checkboxes. You can also use them to pass data to other DataPages using parameters.
Virtual fields can be used in Forms, Reports, and log-in forms configured with custom authentication.
Steps to create an "I agree" checkbox:
1. Add an HTML Block for the Terms and Conditions
Using the Insert button at the lower right hand corner of the DataPage Elements panel, select HTML block. This block will give you an area to add Terms and Conditions text. Add your text in the panel to the right. You can use HTML tags for formatting.
2. Insert a Virtual field
To insert a Virtual field, click the Insert button again. Select Virtual field. The Virtual field will appear in the list of DataPage elements. Click on the Virtual field to select it. Use the arrow buttons to move the Virtual field below the HTML block.
3. Format the Virtual field as a Checkbox
Select Checkbox from the Form element dropdown field. Remove the label text and enter “I agree” in the Display Text.
4. Check the Required Checkbox
Make sure the required checkbox is checked. Add a value of 1 into the Value when checked field. Configure the rest of the DataPage as normal. Press Finish to save your DataPage. Now if the end user attempts to submit the form without checking “I agree”, they will receive an error message.