To add a text area field that for large text descriptions, choose Long Text Field from the Field type dropdown.

After saving the field, a free text area field is created that allows you to store sample information as a text string.

The following field options are supported for long text fields:

  • Required field – makes data entry required prior to storing a sample
  • Validate input – set criteria for input when entering data in a field
  • Note field – field information for end user displayed in a tooltip balloon
  • Default value – field is filled with the default value if none is provided on sample creation

Long text fields also support links. If a web address, such as or, is entered into the field, an active link will automatically be created. 

Input Validation

Use Validate input to validate the data input prior to storing a sample. 

Choose one of the following validation criteria:

    • Text Contains - value must include one or more characters
    • Text Starts With - value must begin with one or more characters
    • Text Ends With - value must end with one or more characters
    • Regular Expression - validate the value with a custom regular expression (Find some examples here)