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Rich Text Numbered List
SAIL Design System guidance available for Rich Text

Enhance readability and comprehension on your interface by using rich text formatting to visually differentiate text.


a!richTextNumberedList( items, showWhen )

Displays a numbered list within a rich text display component.

See also: Rich text style guidance


Name Keyword Types Description



Text, Rich Text Item, and Rich Text List

Array of text to display as a numbered list. Text can be further formatted using a!richTextItem(). Nested lists can be created using a!richTextListItem().




Determines whether the component is displayed on the interface. When set to false, the component is hidden and is not evaluated. Default: true.

Usage considerations

Using the items parameter

  • Specific values within items can be further formatted using rich text item.
  • Numbered lists cannot be nested within a rich text item.
  • If items is null or contains an empty array, no list is displayed.
  • If the items array contains one or more null values, those items in the list have no text displayed.

Numbered list formatting

  • Top-level numbered lists use Arabic numerals (for example, 1, 2, 3); second-level numbered lists use letters (for example, a, b, c); third-level numbered lists use lower-case Roman numerals (for example, i, ii, iii). Further nested numbered lists repeat the same pattern starting with Arabic numerals.


To experiment with examples, copy and paste the expression into an interface object.

Feature compatibility

The table below lists this SAIL component's compatibility with various features in Appian.
Feature Compatibility Note
Portals Compatible
Offline Mobile Compatible
Sync-Time Custom Record Fields Incompatible
Real-Time Custom Record Fields Incompatible

Custom record fields that evaluate in real time must be configured using one or more Custom Field functions.

Process Reports Incompatible

Cannot be used to configure a process report.

Process Events Incompatible

Cannot be used to configure a process event node, such as a start event or timer event.

Rich Text Numbered List