Formsnap 3 -Textarea



  • Name
    This item's name. The item name is used INTERNALLY on the form and templates and should be be alphanumeric ONLY (letters, numbers and underscores allowed). The name must be unique to the form. Duplicate names in the same form will produce adverse effects.
  • Display Label
    When enabled, the label will be displayed with the input item.
  • Label
    The label the user will see on the published form adjacent to the input.
  • Label Icon
    Prepend a Font Awesome (4.7) icon to your label text. Available icons can be found on the Font Awesome web site.
    EXAMPLE: fa fa-comment
  • Default Value
    Add a pre-defined value to the textarea.
  • Do Not Escape Value
    Enabling will prevent HTML encoding of Value.  Good if you want to add PHP code as the value, otherwise leave turned off.
  • Show Counter
    Enable a character counter to be displayed inside textarea.
  • Placeholder
    Text displayed in the popup menu UNTIL the visitor invokes the popup menu to select a country.
  • Subtext
    Short description added below the input item.
  • Custom Class
    Add your own custom class to this input.
  • Tab Index
    You can control the tab-through order of fields with tab index. The lower the number, the earlier it will be selected via Tab key. 1 is the first field, assign higher numbers to subsequent fields.
  • Height
    Set the pixel height of the textarea box.
  • Allow Resize
    Enabling will allow end user to drag corner of textarea box and resize it.

Save Data

  • Save to MySQL
    When enabled, the input's value will be saved to the specified MySQL database ( in Base settings ).
  • Save to Google Sheets
    When enabled, the input's value will be saved to the specified Google Sheet ( in Base settings ).
  • Field Name
    The MySQL field name in your database that corresponds to this input.
    The column header name in your Google Sheet.


  • Required
    If enabled, this input item is required before form can be submitted.
  • Required Error
    Error message displayed when end user fails to complete form item.
  • Min Length
    If enabled, a minimum number of characters are required before form can be submitted.
  • Min Value
    Minimum number of characters required.
  • Min Error
    Error message displayed when minimum value is not reached.
  • Max Length
    If enabled, a maximum number of characters are allowed before form can be submitted.
  • Max Value
    Maximum number of characters allowed.
  • Max Error
    Error message displayed when maximum value is exceeded.



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