Radio buttons

The Radio buttons component allows you to only select one option from a list of predefined options.

Attributes: General

Attribute Description
ID The unique ID of the component.
Label The label of the component.
Label tooltip Used to provide additional help or information to the user. When it is defined, a question mark icon appears in the component label. The text displays when the user hovers their pointer over the icon.

The tooltip supports plain text only.

Value The binding for the component. Use an expression to bind the component to its value and specify where the value is saved. For example, use {{myVariableName}} to store the value of the component in a variable named myVariableName. Use prefixes to define the scope of the value, for example, root. for referencing the root case to store the value in or parent. to store the value in the parent work item of the current one. For example, {{}} stores the value in the root case using a variable named foo.
Default Value If a Value is not set, such as on Initialization forms, then this value will be used.
Description Adds a description to the component.
Ignored Determines if the component should be hidden and the value excluded from any payload.
Visible Determines whether the component is visible or hidden. You can also use this expression to only show or hide the component based on another component. For example, if this component is bound to a checkbox component, you can use this expression to show or hide this component based on the checkbox selection made by the user. This is enabled by default.
Enabled Determines whether the component is enabled or disabled. This is enabled by default.

Attributes: Data source

Attribute Description
Items When the data source is static, this determines the data that is shown. If you want to use dynamic values, provide an object that is declared as a list of maps which contain text and value elements. For example, def myDynamicOptions = [[text: "text1", value: "value1"],[text: "text2", value: "value2"]].

Specifies how the selected data is stored in the variable:

Choose ID if you want to only save the value of the selected entry in the variable. You can then retrieve the value by using a form expression with the variable defined for the Value attribute, for example {{myVariableName}}.

Choose Full value if you want to save the whole object. This enables you to retrieve other values of the selected element in the form, such as the name of the selected option by using a form expression with the variable defined for the Value attribute and the name of the field, for example {{myVariableName.text}} or {{myVariableName.value}}.

Format An expression used to generate the label for each item. For example, the expression Mr. {{$}} {{$item.surname}} is evaluated against the current work object and the selected item is available as $item.

Attributes: Validation

Attribute Description
Required Used to determine if the user must enter a value for this component.
Custom validations List of additional validations you can apply.

Attributes: Documentation

Attribute Description
Documentation Allows you to explain concepts of the component's use for future reference.

You can add the label and value ID for the radio button component from the attribute bar.

To add your radio button options:

  1. Select the component on the canvas.
  2. In the attribute bar, select Items.

    The Items dialog box appears.

  3. Click an empty space below the column header to add an item.
  4. Click OK to save the items and close the dialog box.

You can also connect the selected radio button option to another component to build a dynamic dependency between them.


In this example, we are configuring a text input component to display when a specific radio button option is selected.

We have already added the radio button and text input field to the canvas. The value of the radio button component value is set to {{exampleRadioButton}}.

See our Form expression article for more information.

For each radio button, enter the Text and Value:

  • Text:Item 1, Value:radioID1.
  • Text:Item 2, Value:radioID2.

By default, the radio button stores the ID of the select value item. The condition should return true if the variable exampleRadioButton is equal to the ID of the second radio button option. Since the ID is a String type, the expression should look like this:

{{exampleRadioButton == "radioID2"}}

You now need to add this expression to the Visible attribute of the text input component:

  1. Select the text input component.
  2. In the configuration bar, in the General section, go to the Visible attribute.
  3. Select the runtime expression mode.

    The visible attribute switches from normal to expression mode.

  4. Enter your expression.

You can now use the preview mode in the form editor to see that the text input component is visible only if the second radio button item is selected.