Field types overview

Award Force offers a variety of field types to help you collect exactly the information you need from entrants. For many of these field types, additional configuration options and parameters can be applied, such as file size limits or minimum/maximum words! 

Checkbox

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

Checkbox field example

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.

Checkbox list field example

Tip: optionable field types, like checkbox lists and drop-down lists, can be copied and pasted into the platform.
Pasting optionable values

Content

While not an input field for entrants, content fields allow you 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.

Content field example

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

Country field example

Currency

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

Currency field examples

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.

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Date & time

A combined date and time picker field.

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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.

Drop-down field example

Tip: optionable field types, like checkbox lists and drop-down lists, can be copied and pasted into the platform.
Pasting optionable values
Note: the drop-down list field type has a character limit of 65,000 characters for the 'value' assigned. The labels associated with drop-down options do not count toward this total. The characters associated with the value also include two buffer characters per list item, i.e. the value "four" counts as six total characters: _four_.

Email

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

Email field example

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. For video files, a minimum and maximum length in seconds may be assigned.

File upload field example

Formula

For automatically calculating values based on the input of other fields, like numerical or currency fields. To learn more about formula fields, see our dedicated guide: Utilising formula fields.

Formula calculation field

Note: this field type is available to accounts with a Pro subscription and above.

Numeric

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

Numeric field example

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. 

Phone number field example

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.

Radio buttons field example

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.

Table field example

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 single line field example

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.

Text area multi line field example

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.

Time field example

URL

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

URL field example

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