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The Text field renders a regular <input type="text" /> element.

ruby
field :title, as: :text

Options

as_html

Displays the value as HTML on the Index and Show views. Useful when you need to link to another record.

ruby
field :title, as: :text, as_html: true do |&args|
  '<a href="https://avohq.io">Avo</a>'
end

Default

false

Possible values

true, false

protocol

Render the value with a protocol prefix on the Index and Show views. So, for example, you can make a text field a mailto link very quickly.

ruby
field :email,
  as: :text,
  protocol: :mailto
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Default

nil

Possible values

mailto, tel, or any other string value you need to pass to it.

link_to_resource

Wraps the content into an anchor that links to the resource.

Customization

You may customize the Text field with as many options as you need.

ruby
field :title, # The database field ID
  as: :text, # The field type
  name: 'Post title', # The label you want displayed
  required: true, # Display it as required
  readonly: true, # Display it disabled
  as_html: true # Should the output be parsed as html
  placeholder: 'My shiny new post', # Update the placeholder text
  format_using: -> (value) { value.truncate 3 } # Format the output