type = 'input'

type='input' generates an <input> field, possibly with additional features applied. There are a number of variants to this type and it is used in various different ways, for instance with some additional wizards or modals. Keep an eye on the different available renderTypes.

In the database, this field is typically set to a VARCHAR or CHAR field with appropriate length.

The following renderTypes are available:

  • default: Can be a simple input field, a field with a value picker of predefined items or a value slider.

  • colorpicker: An input field with a JavaScript color picker.

  • inputDateTime: Renders an input field with date or time pickers.

  • inputLink: An input field used to handle links and mail addresses in the backend.

  • rsaInput: If extension rsaauth is loaded, this renderType overrides the TCA configuration of table be_users and fe_users and adds itself as renderType for the password fields.