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Organize form fields that belong together into a tab. This makes filling the form straightforward and helps the user focus on one thing at a time. You can define a tab only inside a form definition . Tabs are displayed in the order which you define them.

  (warning) Each form requires  at least one tab. You cannot add fields without a tab.

Class:  ConfiguredTabDefinition

Here is an example tab in the Contacts app. The first tab contains fields about the person and the second tab about their address. 

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Tabs look like this when rendered:


  • <tab name>
    • fields
      • <field name>
    • extends: Path to another tab that you extend. Valid values are absolute and relative paths in the config workspace. Optional.
    • i18nBasenameMessage bundle for localized labels. The bundle can be defined at dialog, form, tab or field level. Optional.
    • label: Field label displayed to editors. The value can be literal such as Product name or retrieved from the message bundle with a key such as products.product.label. Use alphanumeric characters in literal values.
    • name: Name of the tab. Optional.
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