Designing ASI Layouts for Citizen Access

If your agency provides Citizen Access, you can customize the layout and display of ASI fields on your Citizen Access page. You can design instructional text, labels, field arrangements, page flow configuration, display order, and you can add watermarks for ASI tables and fields. You can configure this through the Citizen Access configuration section of the ASI group and subgroup. For additional information on how to design a form layout for Citizen Access, refer to the “Working with Web Pages” chapter in the Citizen Access Administrator Guide.

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Defining ASI Layouts for Citizen Access

Civic Platform ASI configurations provide the ability to define online form displays. For example, you can set the display order in a page flow, add supportive text, and you can design layouts for labels and columns. This section provides the instructional text to help you define the ASI layouts for Citizen Access.


Note:

When you hide ASI fields using expressions on a page for a subgroup, Citizen Access re-aligns the displayable fields appropriately. There is no indication of a missing or hidden field.


To design a layout for Citizen Access

  1. Locate the application-specific information group and associated subgroups that you want to design for Citizen Access. For instructions, see Searching for an ASI Group.

    Civic Platform displays the group and subgroup information.

  2. Click ACA Configuration next to the group or subgroup requiring layout configuration.

    Civic Platform displays the Layout Configuration pop-up page.



  3. Complete the fields as described in Table 1.

  4. Click Save.

    Table 1. ASI Group and Subgroup Layout Configuration Fields
    Column Arrangement This field becomes active when you choose to provide the ASI group information in a two column layout. Use the drop-down menu to define how you want to display the subgroup information. Choices are vertical and horizontal. Choose Vertical if you want information to display down the page first, then to flow to the next column. Choose Horizontal if you want information to flow across the page horizontally, row by row.
    Note:

    This setting only applies to the application page flow, and does not apply to the Record Detail page and Record Review page.

    Column Layout Use the drop-down field to set how the fields display in a column. Choose single column layout or two-column layout for the ASI subgroup fields in the application page flow, the Record Detail page, and the Record Review page in Citizen Access.
    Field Arrangement This field is active when you choose to provide the ASI subgroup fields in a two-column layout. Use this drop down list to determine if the fields display from left to right or top to bottom arrangements. For example, if you number the fields 1-6, fields 1, 3, and 5 display in the left column; fields 2, 4, and 6 display in the right column for left to right alignment. In the top to bottom arrangement, fields 1,2, & 3 in left column and 4, 5, and 6 in right column.
    Instructions Use this text field to enter any accompanying instructional text for the group or subgroup. This field supports embedded hyperlink functionality.
    Label Display Specify where you want to position the field label in relation to the field. Choose Top for the label display to be above the field. Choose Left to have the label to the left of the field.
    Note:

    This setting only applies to the application page flow, and does not apply to the Record Detail page and Record Review page.

    Page Index This configuration determines if the information displays on one or more pages in a pageflow in Citizen Access Set the display order for ASI subgroup information in pageflow by entering a number in the Page Index field. For example, if all subgroups have a Page Index number of 1, then all the subgroups display on one page in Citizen Access. If you want the subgroups split up onto different pages, enter the appropriate number for each subgroup page a configured sequence. For example, 2 indicates a second page, 3 indicates a third page, and so forth.

Customizing Fields for Citizen Access

Use the Citizen Access Configuration page to define the online field labels, provide instructional text, or create watermarks for application specific fields. This section provides details to help you to customize fields for Citizen Access. For more information on how to customize fields for Citizen Access, refer to the “Working with Web Pages” chapter in the Citizen Access Administrator Guide.


Note:

When you hide ASI fields, Citizen Access re-aligns the displayable fields appropriately. There is no indication of a missing or hidden field.


To customize ASI fields for Citizen Access

  1. Navigate to the ASI or ASIT subgroup that contains the fields that require customization.

    Civic Platform displays the Application Specific Info page.

  2. Click ACA Configuration next to the field requiring customization.

    Civic Platform displays the Citizen Access Configuration page.



  3. Complete the fields as described below:

    Alternative ACA Label Provide a custom label for the ASI field in this text field.
    Instruction Enter the instructional text to support the data collection for the field.
    Watermark Enter an example or words for how the user is to complete the field. This information displays in a faint watermark in the text field.
  4. Click Submit.