NF6.2 Placeholders

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Feature: Placeholders

Goal: Usability

Developer: Nicolas Micoud


Placeholder specifies a short hint that describes the expected value of an input field (e.g. a sample value or a short description of the expected format).
The short hint is displayed in the input field before the user enters a value.

Placeholders for Fields:

The fields in iDempiere UI can have a placeholder to guide the user about what is expected to be in a field.

The placeholders - all translatable - can be defined at the following levels:


For example when entering a new record this is what the user can see:


Placeholders for Location Dialog:

For the Location Dialog, translatable placeholders can be defined also at Country level.

There are placeholders for the following elements:

  • Address 1
  • Address 2
  • Address 3
  • Address 4
  • Address 5
  • City
  • Comments
  • Postal
  • Postal Add


For example when entering a location this is what the user can see:


Technical Info: IDEMPIERE-3639, IDEMPIERE-3643