A Data Type defines the kind of information that can be stored for a custom data field. There are 5 types;

  • Text
  • Text Area
  • Rich Text Area
  • Number
  • Radio
  • Date
  • Date Time

Text

Allows the user to enter any combination of letters, numbers, or symbols.

Text Area

Allows the user to enter any combination of letters, numbers, or symbols on seperate lines.

Number

Allows users to enter any number. This is treated as a real number.

Yes or No

Allows the user to answer the custom data field with a ‘Yes’ or ‘No’

Radio

Allows the user to select one answer from a list of options.

Date

Allows the user to enter a date, or pick a date from a popup calendar.

Date/Time

Allows the user to enter a date & time of day, or pick a date & time of day from a popup calendar.