Field Labels are the name of the data entry area (aka field) in a GoCanvas form that help let users know what information to enter into the field. They display either above or to the left of the field when filling out your form, depending on your Screen Settings:
Field Labels appear on every type of field in the Form Builder. As a best practice, your field label should be as descriptive as possible, while still being concise enough to both allow users to be able to skip fields they don't need and enter information as quickly as possible.
There are different character limits, depending on your Label Style. Labels Left has a 25 character limit, while Labels Above has a 2,500 character limit (similar to other text fields). However, we don't recommend having field labels that long, for the sake of navigability and usability.
In the Form Builder, the field label will default to New followed by the type of field it is (shown below is a short text field that hasn't been given a label). If you delete your field label value, it will revert to that pattern.
You can change your field label either in the Field Settings sidebar or by clicking on the preview in the center of the Form Builder.
The field labels will update in both places simultaneously as you make changes.