Forms

Ninox automatically creates a form for each table. The basic structure of a form is determined by the data fields and the layout elements and their order as defined in the table settings.

Field Order

Ninox spreads the data fields over 4 columns. One datafield can be between 1 and 4 columns wide. The field width is calculated automatically and can be changed manually in the field attributes.

As long as the administration mode is activated, you can change the field order directly in the form using drag & drop. Just drag the the field label (see arrow e).

Also, you can tap on the wrench icon next to the field label to open the field attributes. (encircled d).

Tabs

Forms are divided into several tabs. Two tabs are created automatically. The first tab (a) is named after the table: it includes all the data fields. The last one (c) is marked with a file icon: you can upload as many file attachments here as you want. More tabs can be added manually.

To add a tab (b) go to the table properties and select a layout element “tab”.

You can change the tab name afterwards. Tap on the new tab to activate it. Tap again on the now activated tab to open the menu. Use the white field to rename the tab.

You can interchange data fields between tabs using drag & drop. Simply drag a data field onto the label of the tab you want to move it to.

If you want to delete a tab, choose the operation ‘Delete tab’ from the tab menu. The data fields will be moved to the previous tab.

(f) Don't forget to save your changes.

Other Layout Elements

You can add more layout elements via the tab menu, namely:

  • Heads, dividing the form visually into different areas
  • Spaces, leaving one column empty