Element Types

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Elements are components in the application that represents content like text, fields, action buttons, etc. Its attributes are specified in the Pengower Builder.


Types

This is a reference guide to show you the types of elements you can use in the application and their different rendering options that can be used to present the element to the user,


Action Button

Creates a built-in button that can be used to trigger a desired action. When someone clicks on it, a selected action occurs.

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Attachment

Gives you the ability to attach documents or files by uploading them to your application from an external source.

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Auto Generate

Gives you the ability to create and assign a system generated identification code to your data. This can be used to give unique identification to data like people, names, orders, etc.

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Calculated

Gives you the ability to automatically calculate numeric value set within specified object types. Formula for calculation is specified in the expression field under rendering options

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Content

Gives you the ability to show and format different alphanumeric characters, symbols and media through a designated field

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Date Time

Gives you the ability to select/assign a specific date and/or time on your application. It can be used to track logins, time stamps, set birth-dates or any date related information.

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Group

Gives you the ability to call or present a data group you have created.

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Information

Gives you the ability to create and show a static text.

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Linked Copy

Gives you the ability to acquire an element's value of any related object

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Multi Select

Gives you the ability to create a multi selection option that gives users the option to choose more than one selection.

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Number

Creates a text field that only allows numeric characters as inputs.

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Relationship

Gives you the ability to create an element that links a related object to another object

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Selectable

Gives you the ability to create a single selection from a set of options created in the builder. This is usually used for questions answerable by only one selection (e.g. true or false, yes or no, gender selection, etc)

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Text

Create a field that enables you to enter in alphanumeric characters and symbols

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Time Period

It gives you the ability to enter time periods like days, hours and minutes.

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True False

Gives you the ability to create True or False statements using a checkbox.

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Creating Elements

To learn more on creating and editing Elements, you can visit our How to create Elements tutorial.


See Also

Types

Sections

Rendering Reference Guide