Change a field's background color: is this possible?

Hi all.

Suppose a table with two fields:  A and B.

If field B is not empty, then change the background color of field A to green.

Is this possible?  If so, could you please explain (clearly) how to do it?


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    • Birger H
    • Birger_H
    • 4 yrs ago
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    This is not possible. You can change the backgound color of formula fields only.


  • But why did you guys take away the possibillity to get the whole field colored, not like now when its only marking the text with a backgruound color, witch is a stupid restriction for creative work, @Birger H??

  • Jan the whole field can have a backgound color (formula field only + plus other controsl but not input fields

    Screenshot 2021-09-24 at 10.57.55

  • Thanks for feedback.
    In child tables I dont see this option, are you sure Mel?

  • Jan

    Yes as you can see in screen shot - the child table has colour field in it

    as stated you can only set colots against formula fields/various controls & fields where you can set conditional formatting on the headers.

    Normal text/number input field - do not have colour attributes.

    But if you want to say set a field to have colour the add a formula field (point it to your input) and add color to the formula!

    Screenshot 2021-09-27 at 10.28.46

  • oops image whent in a bit small!

    Screenshot 2021-09-27 at 10.28.46

  • Thanks for reply, Mel.
    But the color is not like I wanted it. It only climb to the text. I want it to color the whole backround in the field, are you following me?

  • Hi Jan

    Ninox has a few quirks

    on formulas you can add colour to text pert and background on the full cell width

    on things like combo boxes it will only aloow it to set the background color to the width of the text

       Screenshot 2021-09-28 at 13.02.49

      Screenshot 2021-09-28 at 13.01.42


    I don't know if ther are CSS cheats etc that can be applied but others nmay be able to advise on this

  • Thanks.
    Thats why I really dont understand Ninox way to think, why is it not up to the user to decide with way to color a field? Why not both solutions? Or at least as it was in the beginning, the whole field?

  • I agree

    All other software I have used has allowed even the text/number input fields to be coloured.

    I like to have my cost price fillds in a light grey but to get around this I have to add a formula field (that i can colour) to look at the cost price field.

    also if you look at m,y production status file image the odd widths of colour does not look great?

    all seems a little odd to me - however small issues that they are - Ninox is a great system otherwise!

  • I totally igree, Ninox is useful and easy to get started with, no doubt. But I hope they realize those small issues. :-)

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