Toloka documentation

List of components

Components are JSON objects that you can use when creating an interface in the template builder. For example, use them to add an image, button, or action.

The name of the component is specified in the type property in the format: <category>.<name>. Each component has its own set of acceptable properties described in detail on the component's page.


  • data: Components used for working with data: input, output, or intermediate.
  • layout: Options for positioning elements in the interface, such as in columns or side-by-side. If you have more than one element in the interface, these components will help you arrange them the way you want.
  • view: Elements displayed in the interface, such as text, list, audio player, or image.
  • field: Fields for entering data, such as a text field or drop-down list.
  • condition: Check an expression against a condition. For example, you can check that a text field is filled in.
  • helper: Perform various operations, such as if-then-else or switch-case.
  • plugin: Plugins that provide expanded functionality. For example, you can use plugin.hotkeys to set up shortcuts.
  • action: Perform various actions, such as showing notifications.

Note: Some components are context-specific. For example, you can only use plugins in the root plugins element. You can see the available components in the editor tooltips when you press the Tab key.

Element layouts

Component Description
layout.bars A component that adds top and bottom bars to the content.
layout.columns A component for placing content in columns. Use it to arrange interface elements for comparing them. For example, you can compare several photos.
layout.side-by-side The component displays several data blocks of the same width on a single horizontal panel.
layout.sidebar Lets you place the main content block and an adjacent panel with controls on a page.

Displayed elements (views)

Component Description
view.action-button Button that calls an action.
view.alert The component creates a color block to highlight important information. The component plays audio.
view.collapse Expandable block.
view.device-frame Wraps the content of a component in a frame that is similar to a mobile phone. You can place other components inside the frame.
view.divider Horizontal delimiter. Groups components visually into framed blocks.
view.iframe Displays the web page at the URL in an iframe window.
view.image Displays an image.
view.labeled-list Displaying components as a list with labels placed on the left. Universal way to add a link. Puts links into groups.
view.list Block for displaying data in a list. Adds a map to your task.
view.markdown Block for displaying text in Markdown.
view.text Block for displaying text. Player for video playback.

Data entry elements (fields)

Component Description Component for recording audio. Works in the Toloka app for mobile devices. In a browser, this component opens a window for uploading an audio file.
field.button-radio Adds a button. This is useful for creating an optional answer.
field.button-radio-group Adds buttons for selecting an answer option. This is useful if there are several options. You can add just one button, but it's easier to use field.button-radio for that.
field.checkbox A checkbox.
field.checkbox-group Adds a group of checkboxes for selecting independent answer options. This is useful if there are several options. You can add just one checkbox, but it's easier to use field.checkbox for that. A component for entering the date and time in the desired format and range. Creates a field for entering an email address.
field.file This component can be used for uploading files. It's displayed in the interface as an upload button.
field.image-annotation Component for image labeling.
field.list A component that allows a Toloker to add and remove list items, such as text fields to fill in. This way you can allow a Toloker to give multiple answers to a question. Adds a map to your task and allows Tolokers to set markers on it. Adds buttons for different types of uploads: uploading photos or videos, selecting files from the file manager or choosing from the gallery.
field.number A component that allows a Toloker to enter a number. Creates a field for entering a phone number. A component for selecting one value out of several options. It is designed as a group of circles arranged vertically. Button for selecting from a drop-down list. Use this component when the list is long and only one option can be chosen.
field.text A field for entering a short text, not more than a line. To add a field for entering multiple lines of text, use field.textarea.
field.text-annotation A component for text segmentation.
field.textarea Box for entering multi-line text.


Component Description
helper.concat-arrays Merging multiple arrays into a single array.
helper.entries2object Creating an object from a specified array of key-value pairs.
helper.if The If...Then...Else operator. Allows you to execute either one block of code or another, depending on the condition.
helper.join The component combines two or more strings into one. You can add a delimiter to separate the strings, such as a space or comma.
helper.object2entries Creating an array of key-value pairs from the specified object.
helper.replace Allows you to replace some parts of the string with others. Component for creating a string with a search query reference.
helper.switch A switch-case construction: sequentially checks the conditions and executes the code when the condition turns out to be true.
helper.text-transform Allows you to change the case of the text, like make all letters uppercase.
helper.transform Creates a new array by transforming each of the elements in the original array.
helper.translate Component for translating interface elements to other languages. More details in Translating the task interface.
helper.proxy You can use this component to download files from Yandex Disk.


Component Description
condition.all Checks that all child conditions are met. If any of the conditions is not met, the component returns 'false'.
condition.any Checks that at least one of the child conditions is met. If none of the conditions is met, the component returns false.
condition.empty Checks that the data didn't get a value. If it did, returns false. This is useful if you need to check the optional template data (data.*) or make sure that a Toloker didn't interact with the data entry fields (fields.*).
condition.equals Checks whether the original value is equal to the specified value. Checks that a Toloker clicked the link.
condition.not Returns the inverse of the specified condition.
condition.played Checks whether playback has started.
condition.played-fully Checks that playback is complete.
condition.required Checks that the data is filled in.
condition.same-domain Checks if the link that you entered belongs to a specific site. If it does, returns true, otherwise, false.
condition.schema Allows validating data using JSON Schema. This is a special format for describing data in JSON format.
condition.sub-array Checks whether the array is a subarray of another element.
condition.distance This component checks whether the sent coordinates match the ones that you specified.


Component Description
plugin.field.image-annotation.hotkeys Used to set hotkeys for the field.image-annotation component.
plugin.field.text-annotation.hotkeys Use this to set keyboard shortcuts for the field.text-annotation component.
plugin.hotkeys You can use this to set keyboard shortcuts for actions.
plugin.toloka A plugin with extra settings for tasks in Toloka.
plugin.trigger Use this to configure triggers that trigger a specific action when an event occurs.


Component Description
action.bulk Use this component to call multiple actions at the same time.
action.notify The component creates a message in the lower-left corner of the screen. Changes the display mode for another component — opens or closes it. Opens a new tab in the browser with the specified web page. This component controls audio or video playback. It stops playback in progress or starts if it is stopped.
action.rotate Rotates the specified component by 90 degrees.
action.set Sets the value from payload in the data in the data property.
action.toggle The component changes the value in the data from true to false and vice versa.

Data sources

Component Description
data.location This component sends the device coordinates.