Sometimes users misunderstand what information we want and we need to add in a little more direction to avoid hours of confirming the accuracy of information.
For example, we have a multi-step application where we keep getting responses to a few questions that aren’t exactly what we’re looking for. Like our Licenses questions. We’re only looking for licenses that were given at the state or national level. But right now, we have applicants that are including other types of licenses:
So we want to add in some additional instructions to ensure we’re capturing the right information—the first time around.
If this your first time creating an app, you'll need to know some basics about adding objects, fields, pages, and views. You can start by watching our "Introducing Knack" video tour and then working through the articles in our Builder Basics section. Other good resources can be found in our designing the database and building pages sections of the knowledge base.
Select the Page with the Form
In the Pages section of the builder, select the page with the form view you want to add instructions to.
Open the Form Editor
Click on the form view on that page to open the editor.
Open the Edit Input
In the Inputs section, hover over the field you want to add instructions to and click the edit “pencil” icon:
Update the Instructions Field
In the “Instructions” field, change the text to whatever you want the instructions to say and then click the “Submit” button:
Repeat Steps for Other Fields
You can repeat steps 3.3 and 3.4 for every field you want to add instructions to.
Instructions for the Whole Form
If you want to input instructions for the overall form, not just individual fields, you can use the description field at the top of the form:
Now when a user views the form, they’ll see the instructions you added: