Field Types

Wavebid has different types of fields available for use, and depending on what kind is chosen the information will appear in different ways in the document editor. Regardless of the field type it is important to remember they will appear in the document editor tab determined by the category attribute, and will be ordered according to the sequence attribute.

Make sure to have read the fields article to view how to create and edit fields in case you have any questions.

Note: In addition to these field types there is one called Special. This is reserved for internal Wavebid use.

Check Box

Places a checkbox to be ENABLED or DISABLED. The default is DISABLED.


Places an empty entry box where text can be typed in. If any Input Data is entered when the field is created it will appear in the entry box. The default is empty.


Places a drop-down menu from which the user may choose a single option; the option selected then substitutes the field code in the p document.


The Input Data must be entered as a comma-separated list of values:

value1, value2, value3

These then become the options available for a user to choose from.


In the document editor select one of the values entered in the Input Data. The value chosen will then substitute the text in the document once a PDF is viewed.

If no value is chosen, the field will not be shown when the PDF document is viewed.

Select Advanced

It has two components: a drop-down menu and a field text editor. The drop-down menu will contain an element name, from which the user may choose a single option. A field text editor will show an element value to be substituted for the field code. The data contained in the element value may be modified by an user.


Separate elements must be entered in the Input Data area:

  • You can sort them in any desired order.
  • Only one element may be the default at any given time but no default is required.
  • Element name is the value to be shown in the drop-down menu
  • Element value: The text to be shown in the field text editor once the element name is chosen. This text may be formatted as desired and there is no limit to how much text you can have within it.

To add more elements to the list, click on the  Add Element Button. To remove elements click on the  Trash icon in the element row.


In the document editor select one of the values entered for element name. This will update the field text editor with the associated element value. Clicking on the field text editor will allow the user to modify the element value in its entirety

If no value is chosen, the field will not be shown when the PDF document is viewed.

Table Advanced

Places a table in the document editor, then the user selects which rows will be inserted into the document.


In the Input Data the column names are entered, followed by the values shown within each row in the table:

  • The table can be set to show cell borders.
  • Each column name is entered in simple text.
  • Each row may be sorted in any desired order.
  • Each row can be shown by default in the document
  • The values within each cell maybe for formatted as desired, and there is no limit to how much text each cell may hold.

To manipulate the contents of the table:

  • To add more columns click on  Add Column.
  • To add more rows click on  Add Row.
  • To remove a column click on the  Trash icon next to the column name.
  • To remove a row click on the  Trash icon in the row.


In the document editor the user can manipulate the table as needed, including altering borders, resorting rows, changing column names, etc. When changing the values within each cell the full appearance can be altered as needed.


Places a simple text box.


The Input Data is simple text, which then becomes the default value for the field. If no Input Data is entered the text box in the document editor will be blank.


In the document editor a simple text entry box will appear with the Input Data entered already filled in. A user may modify this text but cannot alter its appearance.

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