Field types overview

 
Checkbox

A single checkbox field, to provide a true/false input.

Checkbox list

A list of checkboxes, where more than one option can be selected. In the Options field, list each checkbox option on a separate line in the order they are to appear. A checkbox list is also sometimes referred to as multi-select.

Content

Strictly speaking not a field but an option to insert a block of text content directly into the sequence of fields. With markdown supported for the label content, this field type can also be used for section heading, horizontal rule dividers and so on.

Country

A drop-down select field pre-filled with all the countries of the world. Strictly referring to sovereign states, there are 249 in the list as defined in ISO-3166-1

Date

A date picker field. Clicking in the field displays a calendar date picker for dates to be formatted with consistency across all users. Dates can also be typed directly into the field, but must follow the expected format. A time zone selector can also optionally be displayed with the field if necessary.

Date & time

A combined date and time picker field, with optional time zone selector.

Drop-down list

Drop-down list

A drop-down select field. Use the corresponding Options field to list the select options to be available, one per line, in the order they are to appear in the drop-down.

Email

For collecting a single email address. This field type checks that input appears to be a correctly formatted email address.

File upload (single)

For uploading a single file from anywhere in the entry form. You can set the maximum upload file size for the field, and accepted file types.

Numeric

For collecting a numeric value. This field type checks that input is a number, but also accepts spaces and + - , . characters

Phone number

For collecting a single phone number. This field type checks that input is a clean international number format (e.g. +44 20 1234 5678) so that it can be used by automatic dialers.

Radio buttons

A set of radio buttons, with only one value choice being possible. Use the corresponding Options field to list the radio button options to be available, one per line, in the order they are to appear.

Table

A configurable table with the option to add as many rows and columns as needed. Users can also be permitted to add additional lines.

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Text (single line)

A single line text field. There is no character limit for this field type. Maximum and minimum words or characters can be set if desired, to limit content length.

Text area (multi-line)

A multi-line text field. There is no character limit for this field type. Maximum and minimum words or characters can be set if desired, to limit content length. When the field is empty or has a small amount of content, the field is 3 lines high. As more content is added, the field height increases to a limit of 13 lines. With more than 13 lines of content, the field gets a scroll bar.

Time

A time picker field. Clicking in the field displays a time picker for times to be formatted with consistency across all users. Times can also be typed directly into the field, but must follow the expected format.

URL

For collecting URL links. Checks to make sure it is a link an opens in a new window when clicked.

Related: Configure Attachment and Contributor type fields [video]