Creating Help Text Messages for Form Fields
  • 14 Jul 2022
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Creating Help Text Messages for Form Fields

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Help Messages appear as a tooltip on Form Controls where the Help Message is set. A common example would be when a user hovers their cursor over a text box on a Form and a tooltip appears instructing the user what the specified box is for.


This example will create a Help Message that will be applied to a Form Control in a Form.

  1. In the Designer Studio, navigate to System > System Data > Help, select Add Help Key.  
  2. The Key is equivalent to the Name used to identify the Help Message when applying it to a Form Control. For this example, enter Type Your Name into the Key text box. 

  3. The Help Key will appear in the Help Entries list that is displayed. 
  4. Select the message that was just created and select the option to Set Help Text from the Action Menu
  5. When the Help Text window appears, enter the desired message shown in the tooltip on the applied Form Control.

  6. In a Designer Folder, navigate to a Form. The Form used in this example was created in the Create a Form article.
  7. Select the "Requestor Name" Text Box Form Control, then locate the Help section of the Properties panel. 
  8. Check the box to Pick Help Message Key, then select the Type Your Name Help Message from the dropdown list. 
  9. Save and close the Form upon completion.

  10. Run the Flow that the Form is in. Hover over the Text Box and notice the Help Text Message will display.

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