Details Fields

Details fields come from the primary record that the survey is targeting. e.g FirstName, LastName from a User Migration Survey. There are a couple of items of note when working with the Details Fields:

  • Read / Write - All fields from the details can be shown to the user to allow them to see and edit the data. However, 'Process / Sub Process' can not currently be edited by a user.
  • Labels - The label above a field comes from the name it has in the main UI. This label can be overridden by putting the new label in the 'Special Control Text' box. e.g.  'SAM Account' in the client UI might be too technical for users and overridden to 'Windows Login' on the Survey.

Custom Form Fields

Custom Forms allow the creation of any data type such as dropdown lists, check boxes, data pickers etc to collect information pertinent to the Project. Custom Forms are setup in the Admin section here. This information can be accessed in a survey under the Display Fields Section. 

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Special Controls

Layout Controls

A number of layout controls are available to customise the look of a Survey. They do not save any data back to the survey.

  • Header
    • Adds a bold line of text
  • Text (Parsed)
    • Text is put through the keyword parser
  • Line
    • Adds a horizontal line
  • Spacer
    • Adds a horizontal blank space

Special Control - Info

The 'Info' control primarily used to display a block of text to the user. The text is read from the 'Special Control Text'. The text is also passed through the Keyword parsing engine giving it the ability to populate keywords such as [UM-FirstName], support markdown formatting, and raw Html. 

Markdown / TMLSupport

The info control automatically passes all text though the markdown parser, to disable markdown add #markdown-off# to the end of the text. 


See this article for full instructions on how to use ManagementStudio Keywords.


Images can be added to the page using raw HTML, Markdown, or project resource keywords.

Ex 1. Markdown image with Resource Id
![alt text]([Project-Url-Resource-7] "Windows 10 Project Logo")

Ex 2. Markdown image with Resource Name
![alt text]([Project-Url-Resource-Win-10-Logo.png] "Windows 10 Project Logo")

Ex 3. Html image with Resource Id
<img src="[Project-Url-Resource-7]" alt="Windows 10 Project Logo">

Ex 4. Html image with Resource Name
<img src="[Project-Url-Resource-Win-10-Logo.png]" alt="Windows 10 Project Logo">

Ex 5. Html image with Resource Name
<img src="http://server/site/Win-10-Logo.png" alt="Windows 10 Project Logo">

Arguments (Args)

Arguments provide a way to further customise some of the special controls on the survey. Multiple args can be chained together but must be separated by a semi-colon. Some Args support a list off values, these must be separated by a comma.  All spaces are ignored i.e. "ShowAs : Path ;" is the same as "ShowAs:Path;". Args can span several lines but still require a semi-colon to terminate. 


An Arg has a name followed by a colon, then a value and terminated by a semi-colon

Format:  [name] : [value] ;
Example 1: ShowAs : Path;
Example 2:  ShowAs:Path;OnChange:Move;CanSelectNone:Yes;
Exmaple 3: Columns:AppVendor, AppVersion, AppName; 

Note: The semi-colon is always required even if there are new lines between args. 

Blueprint Dropdowns

Shown as Dropdown, 'Special Text' shows as the label of the dropdown.

Available Args

Default Args: 
ShowAs: Path; OnChange: Move; CanSelectNone: Yes;
  • FolderId:
    • [Number] = The FolderId in Blueprint tree to start displaying from.
    • Note: if no Folder Id is provided then the whole Blueprint tree will be shown in the dropdown.

  • CanSelectNone:
    • 'Yes': Adds a "Select None" option
    • 'No': Does not add a "Select None" option
    • Note: If a User is not a member of any of the Blueprints available list then the 'Select None' option will be selected by default regardless of the 'CanSelectNone' arg being set to No.

  • ShowAs:
    • 'Path': Folder1\Folder2\Blueprint
    • 'Name': Blueprint

  • OnChange:
    • 'Move': If a new Blueprint has been selected then the user is removed from all other Blueprints shown in the dropdown and added to the newly selected Blueprint.
    • 'Add': If a new Blueprint has been selected then the user will be added to the new Blueprint. The Blueprints they are currently a member of will not be changed.

Example Args
FolderId: 5; ShowAs: Name; OnChange: Add; CanSelectNone: Yes;
FolderId 10; ShowAs: Path; OnChange: Move; CanSelectNone: Yes;

Displays a table of links, e.g. List of Apps for User, List of Devices to User. The special text field will display as the header text above the table of links. The table will be sorted alphabetically by the left column first and each column to the right thereafter. 

Available Args

Default Args: 
Columns:AppVendor, AppVersion, AppName; AllowRemove: Yes; CascadeRemove: Yes;
  • Columns:
    • List of columns to show in the links table. Uses internal default if none specified.
    • AppVendor, AppVersion, AppName
    • Default: AppVendor, AppVersion, AppName (or equivalent for the item)

  • AllowRemove:
    • Shows a checkbox beside the link that allows a user to 'Reject' the link
    • 'Yes': Shows the remove checkbox
    • 'No': 'Does not show the remove checkbox.
    • Default: 'Yes'

  • CascadeRemove:
    • Rejects all links for this item. e.g. If rejecting 'Adobe Reader 7', it will reject all links 'Adobe Reader 7' if present on more than one device. However, if a user rejects a device it would reject all apps linked to that device.
    • 'Yes': Will cascade the reject action.
    • 'No':  Does not cascade the reject action.
    • Default: 'Yes', however, it is recommended to change this to 'No' for Device Surveys.
  • SortBy
    • Sorts the list by a column, e.g. 
      • "SortBy: AppVendor, AppName, AppVersion;"
      • Note: The columns that are being used in the Sort must bein either the selected Columns list or the Filter list.

  • Filter:
    • Filters the table of items shown on the survey.
    • All the field names found on the 'Grid Config' page of the item's admin tab can be used
      • Use the 'Internal Name' value 
        • e.g. AppVendor,  ProcessStatus
    • Supports 
      • And 
      • Or 
      • =
      • <>
      • 'Like' with '%' as wildcards
      • 'IN (1, 2, 3)'  e.g. ProcessId IN (7, 3, 6)
      • Grouping by brackets

Filter Examples:

Is in Process A, B or C
Filter: Process = '1. Identified' OR Process = '2. Discovery' OR Process = '3. Packaging';

Is in Process A or B and not Package Type C
Filter: (Process = '1. Identified' OR Process = '2. Discovery') AND PackageType <> 'MSI';

Is from Vendor A and in Process B
Filter: AppVendor like '%Adobe%' AND Process = '2. Discovery';

Has Flag A set or in Process B
Filter: CustomFlag1 = true  OR Process = '2. Discovery';

ProcessId is in a specific list of Process Ids
Filter: ProcessId IN (7, 3, 6);

More Examples

Columns: AppVendor, AppName, AppVersion;
Filter: ProcessId IN (7, 3, 6);
SortBy: AppVersion

Show / Hide Checkbox

Allows Fields on the Survey to be hidden until a checkbox has been ticked. This is used to simplify the look of complex forms. E.g. Hide a group of accessibility questions can be hidden until a user ticks a box marked 'Accessibility Requirements'.

The Show / Hide control must be paired with a checkbox field of a custom form. The checkbox is used to trigger the show/hide event. This is the only line that requires the "Show\Hide" Special Control assigning for the show hide group.

The Field Ids to hide\show are the Survey IDs in the survey designer, they are NOT question Id's from the custom form screens.

Available Args

  • FieldIds:
    • List of Field Ids of controls to hide on the form.
    • E.g. 10, 11, 12

Exmaple: FieldIds : 10, 11, 12;
Example: FieldIds: 29, 27, 26, 25, 24, 30, 28;

Attachments Uploader

Allows files to be attached to the Survey. These can be used to gather additional requirements such as screenshots.

Control Switches Support:

RequiredRead OnlyChange Triggers FailVisibleOn New Line
Radio ButtonsYesYesYesYesYes
Checkbox ListNoYesYesYesYes

Show / HideNoNoNoYesYes

Tweaks and Options


By default the text label of a checkbox is moved to the right of the checkbox rather than above it like most other controls. This can leave a gap above the checkbox that can look out of place. Text can be added to the 'Special Control Text' field of checkbox and this text will appear above the checkbox to fill in the gap.

Further Support

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