Data Type

The Data Type is used to control what type of data is stored in a Field.

Date

A Date field is one that stores a Date but no Time.

DateTime

A DateTime field is one that stores both a Date and a Time together

Example

18th September 2020 at 8:30am

These are useful for storing deadlines and other points in time where both a Date and a Time are required.

By default, DateTimes are stored in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) but can be stored in any TimeZone. See Timezones.

By default, DateTimes are displayed in the user's local time but can be displayed as Local, UTC or as the same timezone that the DateTime is stored in. See Display Time Zone.

Additionally, DateTimes can be formatted to display any part of the DateTime in any order by using Format Strings

Boolean (Yes/No)

Booleans are used for storing yes or no answers. They are ideal for tickboxes or switches.

Example

SharePermission could be a field that is of type Boolean
and is used to collect whether a Submitter has granted permission to share their submission.

File

Store any type of file using the File data type.

Float

A field that stores a decimal number

Example

2.4567

These are useful for storing average scores etc.

Integer

A field that stores a single, non decimal number

Example

56

Multi Line Text

A field for storing multiple lines of unformatted text.

Multi Line Rich Text

A field for storing multiple lines of formatted text.

This is useful for text that needs bold, italic or other formats or the ability to store tables and images.

Multiple Choice

A field that contains a number of predefined options that a user can choose from.

Multiple Choice fields are presented as a Drop Down list.

Users can choose a single option from the list.

Multiple Select

A field that contains a number of predefined options that a user can choose from.

Multiple Select fields are presented as a Drop Down list.

Users can choose multiple options from the list.

Single Line Text

A field for storing a single line of unformatted text.

Single Line Rich Text

A field for storing a single line of formatted text.

This is useful for text that needs bold, italic or other formats.

Time

A field for storing a time that is not related to a date

Example

14:53

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