text_input output empty string

I'm using a custom recipe that combines image.manual and text_input. I found that if I type something in the previous page, it'll show up on the next page too, after I click accept. Like this:

(See the progress bar, and you'll find that they come from different page)

However, the Apple on the second page will not be saved, if I don't make any changes to the text input. There will be no new_label key in the output jsonl for the second page (new_label is my field_id).

I'm not sure if this is a bug, or if the text on the second page is just something like a placeholder that doesn't really exist.

Just for reference, the code for my recipe is here

import prodigy
from prodigy.components.loaders import JSONL
from prodigy.util import split_string
from typing import List, Optional

    dataset=("The dataset to use", "positional", None, str),
    source=("Path to a directory of images", "positional", None, str),
    label=("One or more comma-separated labels", "option", "l", split_string),
    exclude=("Names of datasets to exclude", "option", "e", split_string),
    darken=("Darken image to make boxes stand out more", "flag", "D", bool),
def image_text_input(
    dataset: str,
    source: str,
    label: Optional[List[str]] = None,
    exclude: Optional[List[str]] = None,
    darken: bool = False,
    Manually annotate images by drawing rectangular bounding boxes or polygon
    shapes on the image.
    # Load a stream of images from a directory and return a generator that
    # yields a dictionary for each example in the data. All images are
    # converted to base64-encoded data URIs.
    stream = JSONL(source)

    return {
        "view_id": "blocks",  # Annotation interface to use
        "dataset": dataset,  # Name of dataset to save annotations
        "stream": stream,  # Incoming stream of examples
        "exclude": exclude,  # List of dataset names to exclude
        "config": {  # Additional config settings, mostly for app UI
            "label": ", ".join(label) if label is not None else "all",
            "labels": label,  # Selectable label options,
            "darken_image": 0.3 if darken else 0,
            "blocks": [
                {"view_id": "image_manual"},
                {"view_id": "text_input", "field_id": "new_label"}

Hi! could you check which Prodigy version you're running? We fixed an issue in v1.9.7 that could cause the text input field in the UI to not be reset correctly (visually) between tasks. So it'd look like the previous value was present, even when the actual value was empty.

I'm using 1.9.6. Thank you for the information! I'll try with the newest version again.

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