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Radio Group Component

Provide a list of options on your form, only one of which may be selected at a time.

The UBCMS is not an appropriate place for ANY regulated private data, such as bank credit/debit card numbers, government-issued ID numbers, health information or computer passwords.

We discourage building forms in shared content -- this practice may interfere with normal functionality, such as validation.

The component after being dropped into a form.

The component after being dropped into a form.

Using This Component

Add the component to the page between the Start of Form and End of Form sections of the Form Container component. By default, a radio group with two options is displayed. It has three tabs: Title and Text, Initial Values and Constraints.

Title and Text Tab

Element Name: Specify the name to be associated with this field when the data is stored or emailed. Required.

  • It may contain only numbers, letters and selected special characters (the underscore, period, backslash, colon and hyphen).
  • Not visible to the public.

Title: This is the descriptive label your visitor will see on the page.

Hint: Provide assistance for people completing the form. Appears in paler italics below the associated field.

Items:

  • Use the plus (+) button to build your checkbox options. Provide each selection as value=text, where value is the word that the UBCMS will collect in the form, and text is the descriptive label your visitor will see.
  • For example, entering the text UNDER=Undergraduate will create a checkbox with the text 'Undergraduate' beside it and collect a value of “UNDER” when the form is submited.

Items Load Path: Indicate where customized content can be reused to populate this compoent; e.g. a list of all US states. (Developers only.)

The component opened for editing showing the Title and Text tab settings.

The component opened for editing showing the Title and Text tab settings.

Initial Values Tab

Default value: Stipulate a default value that will be displayed on the form and used unless the visitor makes a different selection.

Use parameters: Select if desired. Developers only!

  • Allows authors to preload this form value from the URL that loaded the form. 
  • e.g. If the field name is 'myfield' and the page URL is '…/form.html?myfield=123' then the default value of the field when the form is first loaded would be "123."
  • This can be useful to solve a variety of things, such as a contact form that is preloaded with a different 'To' address depending on which link was first clicked. While the initial destination would be pre-selected, the visitor could see that choice and adjust as necessary.
The component opened for editing, showing the Initial Values Tab settings.

The component opened for editing, showing the Initial Values Tab settings.

Constraints Tab

This tab controls whether completion of this field is required and what constraints are being enforced (for example, must be a phone number). May also be used to customize form error messages.

Required: Completion of this field is mandatory before submission of the form is permitted.

Required Message: Insert a custom message to be displayed if the submitter neglects to complete this if it is a required field.

The component opened for editing, showing the Constraints Tab settings.

The component opened for editing, showing the Constraints Tab settings.

Restrictions

  1. This component must be placed between the Start of Form and End of Form sections of the Form Container component.
  2. We discourage building forms in shared content -- this practice may interfere with normal functionality, such as validation.

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Want to start your form with preloaded values? See Use Parameters.

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Last Reviewed:

October 26, 2016