Novell Vibe 4.0.1 Advanced User Guide
File Upload: Adds a field that enables users to browse for and upload files.
Group List: Adds an element that enables users to add groups.
HTML Editor Text Area: Adds an HTML text area where you can compose messages, create links,
upload pictures, and more. The information that you create in this HTML editor is displayed in your
Hidden Field: Adds a hidden element. When you design the custom form, you can use this element
to add boilerplate text to every entry that is created. This text is “hidden” because it does not appear
on the entry form when users are creating an entry; however, the text does appear on the entry view
after the entry is created.
Icon: Enables the workspace owner to choose from a selection of icons to represent the workspace.
Number: Adds a field that requires users to enter a number. Alphabetic characters are rejected.
Picture: Adds a field that lets you browse for and upload pictures.
Radio Buttons: lets you display options that users can select with radio buttons.
Remote Application: lets you display certain applications that have been configured by your Vibe
For more information on remote applications, see Chapter12, “Managing Remote Applications,” on
Selectbox: lets you display options that users can select.
Team List: Adds a field that enables users to specify teams.
Text: Adds a field where users can enter text.
Text Area: Adds an expandable field where users can enter text.
Title: Adds a field that lets you specify a title for the workspace.
URL: Add a field that converts any text into a hyperlink.
User List: Adds a field that lets you specify other Vibe users, using type-to-find functionality. When
you specify a user’s name when you modify the workspace, as described in Section8.5, “Populating
Elements in the Folder View,” on page110, Vibe displays the user’s name on the folder home page,
with links to his or her personal workspaces.
Users External to Vibe: Vibe uses this option internally when synchronizing tasks and calendars to
another application through iCal. You should not manually add this element to any form or view.
For more information about iCal in Vibe, see “Synchronizing Tasks and Calendars to a Desktop
Application” in the Novell Vibe 4.0.1 User Guide.
Workspace View Elements
Any form element that you create can be added as a view element, if you want it to appear in the
The following elements are specific to views; they cannot be added to a form.
Accessory Panel: Displays the Accessory Panel on the workspace home page. Users can use this
panel to add community or personal accessories, depending on their individual rights.