User-friendly field types

The standard field type provides the full functionality of the field library. For ease of use, and to provide more specialised features, a number of user-friendly field types have been defined.

Text Field

A field that holds a single line of text.

Text Block Field

A field that holds a block of text, with an option to present the text within a rich text editor,

Number Field

A field that holds a number, with options to set the display format.

Boolean Field A field that holds a boolean.
Date Field

A field that holds a date.

Internally, all fields are stored in yyyy-mm-dd format. You can choose the date format in the date options page.

Link Field

A field that holds a link to another item.

Link List Field

A field that holds a list of links to other items.

Name Field

A field that holds a single line of text that is used as the name of the item.

When used in a table, a hyperlink to the item is shown.

Display Field

A field that displays a block of text that the user can not update.

No field help is shown for display fields, and they are not shown on tables.

Text Drop-Down Field

A field that allows the user to select text from a drop-down.

Text Radio Field

A field that allows the user to select text using a set of radio buttons.

Text Checkboxes Field

A field that allows the user to select multiple items of text using a set of checkboxes.

These user-friendly types have simple storage models. If you want a field that combines text, number and link, you will have to use the standard Field type.

These types are available from the OmniLink on the member type list.