A reset button in an Adaptive Form is a button that allows users to clear or reset all the form fields to their default values. When the reset button is clicked, any data that has been entered into the form fields is deleted, and the fields return to their original state. The reset button is typically used as an alternative to the submit button and provides a way for users to start over if they have entered incorrect or unwanted data into the form.
The reasons to use a reset button in an Adaptive Form are:
User Convenience: A reset button provides a quick and easy way for users to clear the form and start over, without having to manually delete each field.
Improved Usability: A reset button can improve the user experience by allowing users to easily correct mistakes or change their inputs.
Error Prevention: By using a reset button, users can avoid accidentally submitting incorrect data, which can lead to errors or processing issues.
Consistency: Including a reset button in a form provides consistency in user experience, as reset buttons are a common feature of forms.
Better Data Management: By using a reset button, the form data can be kept organized and accurate, as users are less likely to submit inconsistent or incorrect data.
TThe Adaptive Forms Accordion Core Component was released in Feb 2023 as part of the Core Components 2.0.4 for Cloud Service and Core Components 1.1.12 for AEM 22.214.171.124 Forms or later. Here’s a table showing all supported versions, AEM compatibility, and links to corresponding documentation:
|Component Version||AEM as a Cloud Service||AEM 126.96.36.199 Forms or later|
release 2.0.4 and later
release 1.1.12 and later but less than 2.0.0.
For information on Core Component versions and releases, refer to the Core Components Versions document.
Get the latest information on the Adaptive Forms Reset button Core Component in the technical documentation on GitHub. For more on developing Core Components, check out the Core Components developer documentation.
You can easily customize your Reset button experience for visitors with the Configure Dialog. You can also define Reset button options with ease for a seamless user experience.
Name - You can identify a form component easily with its unique name both in the form and in the rule editor, but the name must not contain spaces or special characters.
Title - With its Title, you can easily identify a component in a form and by default, the title appears on top of the component. If you do not add a title, the name of the component is displayed instead of the title text.
Bind Reference - A bind reference is a reference to a data element that is stored in an external data source and used in a form. The bind reference allows you to dynamically bind data to form fields, so that the form can display the most up-to-date data from the data source. For example, a bind reference can be used to display a customer’s name and address in a form, based on the customer’s ID entered into the form. The bind reference can also be used to update the data source with data entered into the form. In this way, AEM Forms enables you to create forms that interact with external data sources, providing a seamless user experience for collecting and managing data.
Hide Component - Select the option to hide the component from the form. The component remains accessible for other purposes, such as using it for calculations in the Rule Editor. This is useful when you need to store information that doesn’t need to be seen or directly changed by the user.
Disable Component - Select the option to disable the component. The disabled component is not active or editable by the end user. The user can see the value of the field but cannot modify it. The component remains accessible for other purposes, such as using it for calculations in the Rule Editor.
Read-only - Select the option to make the component non-editable. The user can see the value of the field but cannot modify it. The component remains accessible for other purposes, such as using it for calculations in the Rule Editor.
Short description - A short description is a brief text explanation that provides additional information or clarification about the purpose of a specific form field. It helps the user understand what type of data should be entered into the field and can provide guidelines or examples to help ensure that the information entered is valid and meets the desired criteria. By default, short descriptions remain hidden. Enable the Always show short description option to display it below the component.
Always show short description - Enable the option to display the Short description below the component.
Help text - Help text refers to additional information or guidance that is provided to the user to assist them in filling out a form field correctly. It appears when the user clicks the help icon (i) placed next to the component. Help text provides more detailed information than a form field’s label or placeholder text, and is designed to help the user understand the requirements or constraints of the field. It can also offer suggestions or examples to make filling out the form easier and more accurate.
Text for screen readers - Text for screen readers refers to additional text that is specifically intended to be read by assistive technologies, such as screen readers, used by visually impaired individuals. This text provides an audio description of the form field’s purpose, and can include information about the field’s title, description, name, and any relevant messages (Custom text). The screen reader text helps ensure that the form is accessible to all users, including those with visual impairments, and provides them with a complete understanding of the form field and its requirements.
Design Dialog is used to define and manage CSS styles for the Reset button component.
The tab is used to define and manage CSS styles for a component. The Adaptive Forms Reset button Core Component supports the AEM Style System.
Default CSS Classes: You can provide a default CSS class for the Adaptive Forms Reset button Core Component.
Allowed Styles: You can define styles by providing a name and the CSS class that represents the style. For example, you can create a style named “bold text” and provide the CSS class “font-weight: bold”. You can use or apply these styles to an Adaptive Form in Adaptive Forms editor. To apply a style, in Adaptive Forms editor, select the component you want to apply the style to, navigate to the properties dialog, and select the desired style from the Styles drop-down list. If you need to update or modify the styles, simply return to the Design Dialog, update the styles in the styles tab, and save the changes.