MaestroPreviously known as Transact Maestro. | Form Builder | 21.05 This feature was updated in 21.05.
A component can have many configurable properties, which you can adjust to control its behavior. Different components have different sets of properties, which you can check here. However, all components have the following common properties:
Let's take a look at each of these common properties.
Each field also has a name. The name is usually the same as the caption. The field's name is displayed in the Structure tab, as well as at the top of the Properties tab. The name is usually the same as the label. The only time you might be aware of the name is when a field's label is very long. In this case, Maestro will give the field a truncated name. The example of Name is First Name.
The XML name is used by Maestro to construct the XML payload for the form. The XML name will be used as the element name for this field in the XML structure. By default the XML Name is calculated from the Name. It has spaces removed, and will capitalize the individual words within the name. This naming convention more closely follows what many people use in XML Schemas. If you use the Data Mapper to bind fields to a seed file, then the XML Name will be updated accordingly. The example of XML Name is FirstName
You can change the ID as required.
You are strongly recommended to override the default values of both the ID and XML Name of any fields which have a long or non-meaningful labels. This will assist greatly when you are writing calculations or working with the data.
The first property of every component is the Label. It is displayed to the user on the form, but you may choose to leave the label empty. The subsequent properties vary depending on what type of component is selected. The example of Label is First Name.
Help Text > Popover Help Text: When you enter text in the Popover Help Text, an information icon will display next to the component. The form user will be able to select the icon or roll their mouse over the icon to display the entered help text.
Some properties, such as help text, labels, and text display, can contain rich text. The Maestro editor comes with the rich test editor which you can use to create rich textual content including various styles and images. The editor has the Icon Picker functionality allowing you to choose an icon for the label. | 21.05 This feature was introduced in 21.05.
The Rules section is where you can mark components as mandatory and create additional rules such as visibility, validation, calculation, or editability.
Under the Rules heading, properties are available for affecting the rules assigned to the component:
The Layout section is where you can change the position and width of a selected component.
Under the Layout heading, properties are available for affecting the appearance of the component:
Next, learn about component form dependencies.