Edit documentation Edit document

Element Reference

Element Reference is a gh-element that allows you to use already configured elements from different applications. This allows you to save time on setting up an individual gh-element.

Using the element reference

Note that you can duplicate items even from applications where you do not have Admin or Owner permissions.

That is, you can duplicate items from applications to which you have any access permission except Blocked.

The Element Reference works quite specifically. Even though the element and its settings are taken from another application, the value is saved in the current application.

Functional Characteristics

The current element is mostly used for creating applications. It can be used to duplicate element with lots of settings to save time. It also allows you to retrieve a configured field from another application. This is especially useful if you need to use the same field but don't have the required permissions to view its settings.

Element Options

The element reference can be configured using only one group of settings.

Field Settings

The main settings of the element are in the field settings with standard options.

Settings of element reference field

Name Description
Application allows to select the source application; details...
Field allows to select the field for reference; details...


The first setting of the current element allows you to select application from your app list. The application selected here is used as the source for the Element Reference. The list of fields in this application will be used for the next option.

So, we will take the gh-element for reference from this application.


This option allows you to select the field from the source application. It will be duplicated in the current application. Here you can select absolutely any gh-element.

When you select a field and apply the settings, the customized element is displayed here and becomes available for work.

Element Style

Like most gh-elements, this one has only standard settings of the style and a set of interpretation types.

Style of element reference


The element reference can be filtered with the same filters as the element to which the current element refers.


This element has only two types of interpretation:

types of element reference interpretation


This type allows to edit the element value.

Plain Text

The second type of interpretation makes the value of the current item unavailable for editing.

Value Format

The value of the field depends on the gh-element to which the current element is referencing. For example, if the source element is Text, the current value will be the string of the entered text.

Data Model

The data model of the current element contains all needed IDs and an array of interpretations:

    "data_model": {
        "app_id": "28752",
        "field_id": "634545",
        "interpretation": []
Name Type Description
app_id string contains ID of the source application
field_id string contains ID of the field to which the element is referenced
interpretation array contains all interpretation types