Video Component


Function: a!videoField()

Displays a video from the web.

See also: Web Video


Name Keyword Type Description
Label label Text Optional text to display as the field label.
Label Position labelPosition Text Optional text to determine where the label appears. Valid values include
  • "ABOVE" (default) Displays the label above the component.
  • "ADJACENT" Displays the label to the left of the component.
  • "COLLAPSED" Hides the label. The label will still be read by screen readers; see accessibility considerations for more information.
  • "JUSTIFIED" Aligns the label alongside the component starting at the edge of the page.
Instructions instructions Text Optional text displayed below the label.
Help Tooltip helpTooltip Text Displays a help icon with the specified text as a tooltip. The tooltip displays a maximum of 500 characters. The help icon does not show when the label position is "COLLAPSED".
Videos videos Array of Web Videos A list of videos to display created with a!webVideo().
Visibility showWhen Boolean Determines whether the component is displayed on the interface. When set to false, the component is hidden and is not evaluated. Default: true.


  • The video formats supported by this component vary by device and browser. Videos of a format not supported by a device/browser will not play in the device/browser.
    • WebM and Ogg are supported on Chrome and Firefox.
    • MP4, 3gp, mov, and mpv are supported on iOS devices.
    • MP4, 3gp, webm, and mkv are supported on Android devices.
  • Videos served over HTTP and HTTPS are both supported. For videos that require authentication, we strongly recommend that you set up single sign-on between Appian and the server that hosts the video so that the video can play without requiring the user to authenticate a second time.


Copy and paste an example into the INTERFACE DEFINITION in EXPRESSION MODE to see it displayed.

  label: "Video Example",
  videos: {
      source: ""

Returns the following:

The video controls allow users to play and pause the video, manage volume, expand to full screen, etc.

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