Text, Text area, Email, and Rich text fields

We will learn how to create, and manage text-based fields in your flow form in this article. If you are unsure about what a field is, and how to add a field to a form, this article might come in handy. You can learn the basics and come back here to understand how text-based fields work.

Text field

A Text field can be used to store a single line of text. You can key in letters, symbols, numbers, and special characters to the text field.


See all the text expressions you can use as a part of a formula. 


There are 13 types of validations you can use for a text field. Learn more about all the validations

Text area field

A Text area field is generally used to store multiple lines of text. You can key in letters, symbols, numbers, and special characters to the text area field.


The formatting options - Bold, Italics, Hyperlink, Subscript, and Superscript are supported in the Text area field. Select a piece of text and click to remove the formatting that's applied already.


You cannot use any expressions or formulas on Text area fields. 


There are 4 types of validations you can use with a Text area field: 

  • Contains
  • Does not contain
  • Max length
  • Min length

Email field

The Email field lets you collect valid email addresses. This field requires a โ€œ@โ€ and โ€œ.โ€ from the user to be considered valid. 


You cannot use any expressions or formulas with email fields. 


There are 8 types of validations you can use for an email field.

Rich text field

The Rich text field is a widget that allows you to format and style your static text, add images and videos to any area of a Kissflow form, Forum posts, Feeds, Integration email actions, and so on.


To start a new paragraph in the rich text editor, click Enter or Return. Click and hold Shift, then Enter or Return to insert a line break without starting a new paragraph.


There are two different ways in which text can be formatted and style applied inside a rich text field:

  1. Type a text and select the content piece to view the rich text editor in the horizontal view.


  2. Click '/' to view rich text editor commands in vertical view.


There are multiple formatting and styling options available to use. Below you can find the list:

  • Bold
  • Italics
  • Underline
  • Strikethrough
  • Text color
  • Alignment
    • Left align
    • Right align
    • Center align
    • Justify
  • Paragraph
  • H1 and H2 headings
  • Add a link
  • Bulleted list
  • Numbered list
  • Blockquote
  • Code snippet
  • Subscript
  • Superscript
  • Add an image
  • Add a video
  • Clear formatting

Where can I use the rich text editor?

  • Process form - advanced field
  • Case system form - advanced field
  • Case notes
  • Organizational posts
  • Teams' feeds and forums
  • Integration action email body

There are no validations or expressions for the Rich text field.