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The options available to you when creating user-defined forms have been massively expanded.

Form Editor

With the graphical form editor, you can create new forms with drag-and-drop and extend objects with new properties without programming knowledge.

The form editor has been completely reworked and now fits seamlessly into the familiar user interface. In addition, the accessibility is ensured and can therefore be easily operated by blind users.

Form Fields

You can use the following form fields on your form:

  • Input Field
    A single-valued field of a particular type (e.g. string, date or object).
  • Item List
    A list of fields of a particular type (e.g. string, date or object)
  • Multiline Text
    A multi-valued field of type string.
  • Check Box
    One or more check boxes (multiple selection is possible).
  • Radio Buttons
    One value can be selected from several values with radio buttons.
  • Combo Box
    One value can be selected from several values in a drop-down box.
  • Standard Property
    Provides the ability to display standard properties of objects on the user-defined form.
  • Separator
    Used to structure related properties.
  • HTML Text
    Allows providing formatted descriptions on the form.


You can define the following types for input fields and item lists:

  • String
  • Integer
  • Float
  • Date
  • Date and Time
  • Timespan
  • Numerator
  • Hyperlink
  • Currency
  • Object

Note: The type of a field cannot be changed after the form is published.

Additional Settings

Depending on the type, you can make further settings for form fields. In general, you can specify:

“General” tab

  • Required field
  • Help text
  • Initialization value

“Advanced” tab

  • Programming name
  • Readability or changeability depending on user rights
  • Calculations that influence the behavior (e.g., calculate the visibility of the field)


For the languages ​​available in Fabasoft Folio, you can provide translations for the names and context-sensitive help. To do so, open the properties of the form (context menu command “Properties”) and switch to the “Translations” tab. For each multilingual name of the form you will find a corresponding entry.


When you create a user-defined form, you can change the Applicable for field of the corresponding category. For example, if you want to restrict a BPMN process to such a category and use activities that are allowed only for documents, you can customize the category accordingly.