A new feature just released is what we are calling “NITRO Managed Columns.” What this means for you is that you now have a way to add unbound controls to your NITRO Form without needing a SharePoint column to store the data!
For instance, let’s say you want to have a way to capture a person’s First Name and Last Name on the input form, but you want to store that information together in one field in the actual SharePoint list. First you would create two NITRO Managed Columns, one for each name, and then use a business process function (e.g. a Form Event Action on the form, a NITRO Workflow, or a Custom Action) to concatenate the two names into one column, which is the only column actually stored in SharePoint.
Here are the types of NITRO Managed Columns available:
Choice – Multiple: For choosing multiple selections from the defined options
Choice – Single: For choosing one selection from the defined options
Currency: For inputting a currency value
Date/Time: For inputting a Date and Time on the form. Allows for both Date Only and Date and Time
Number: For inputting a number value
Text – Long: For inputting a block of text, similar to the Multiline Text Column option in SharePoint
Text – Short: For inputting a short string of text, similar to the Single Line of Text column option in SharePoint
Yes/No: For inputting a check mark on the form
And, don’t forget, the Line/HTML control acts as a de facto unbound control in the NITRO Form, and has more options for adding images, rich text, and direct HTML on your form
To get to the NITRO Managed Columns go to NITRO Forms Designer and Click on Create Column. Navigate down to the NITRO Managed Columns section. Then select the type of column you want to add.
Once added, you’ll find the NITRO Managed Column in the left panel under Form Controls. You may need to scroll to the bottom since they are under a new heading called NITRO Managed Columns.