Data Item: String-Type

Displays a text field that accepts any character type. Available in both a single line and multiple line format. You can type into editable String-type Data Items and the input will be saved when the task is either completed or saved.

Configs: Common
  • Item Name
  • Field Name *
  • Data Type
  • Description
    • Correct Errors and Format
  • Note
  • Columns
    • 1
    • 2
    • 4
Configs: String-Type
  • Form Type
    • Text box single line
    • Text box multiple lines
      • Row Count
  • Required
  • Initial value
    • Manually input string
    • Insert expression…
      • Title
      • Process ID
      • Process Start User
      • Process Start Organization
      • Process Start Time
      • Process Sequence
      • App ID
      • App Name
  • Minimum Length
  • Maximum Length
  • Regular expression to be satisfied
  • Placeholder


Settings Screen

Input Screen


  • In order to input/edit a Data Item, the editing permission at the Task must have been set to “Editable”
  • The maximum number of characters that can be entered in one Data Item is 1 million
  • Regular expressions can be used to restrict the input data to specific formats such as email addresses, zip codes, etc.
  • The initial value in String-type Data Item is limited to 8000 characters and an error occurs if exceeded
  • String-type Data Items can be used in conjunction with some automated Steps (such as Message Start Event (email)) to retain data received from external sources
  • [Update Data] can update String-type Data Items with Process data automatically
  • Using the “Questetra Form JavaScript API“, you can also get/assign input field values and register event handlers

See also