The Field Label provides a short, human readable name for a field.


Table view

The field’s label is used as the default header for columns in the table view.

Desktop data entry

The label is displayed above the field in data entry.

Mobile data entry


A field label cannot exceed 1,024 characters.

A field label does not have to be unique within the form.


You can refer to a field by its label in formulas. If the label contains spaces or other symbols, then you must enclose the label with brackets. For example:

  • Households * 5
  • [Number of households] * 5

If the form contains multiple fields with the same label, then the reference will be resolved to the first field with a matching label.

If you are planning to use formulas extensively, we recommend that you assign each field a code, as this makes it easier to work with formulas.

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