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Changing a touch keyboard type

You can set up the keyboard to display according to the field type, to help you quickly enter values.

To change a touch keyboard type:

1. In Layout mode, select a text, number, date, time, or timestamp field.

2. In the Inspector, click the Data Data tab.

3. In the Behavior area, select Touch keyboard type. Then:



To use this keyboard

System Default

Number and Punctuation keyboard for date, time, and timestamp fields, and the default keyboard for text and number fields

Default for Data Type

Numeric 10-Key keyboard for number fields, a standard keyboard for text fields, and the Number and Punctuation keyboard for date, time, and timestamp fields


Standard ASCII keyboard


Standard URL keyboard


Standard Email keyboard

Numeric 10-Key

Custom 10-key keyboard (calculator-style)

Number Keypad

iPhone/iPod touch: Standard iOS Number keyboard

iPad: Custom Number keyboard that matches the iPhone Number keyboard

Number and Punctuation

Standard Number and Punctuation keyboard


Custom keyboard with symbols commonly used in phone numbers

Related topics 

Enable Touch Keyboard script step