When is it best to use a text field over a multiple choice field?

As customisable fields are limited to an additional 10 text fields, it is important to plan ahead with which fields will be what type.

Customisable Multiple Choice Fields

It is recommended to use multiple choice fields where possible as there can be an unlimited number with as many choices as required. Multiple choice fields are also the most versatile when working with elements in the system, and increase flexibility with personalisation and data collection. Multiple choice fields can be used to:

  • Show/hide information on badges
  • Create smart redirects
  • Create Track Rules for sessions and events
  • Track Interactive Sessions demographic data
  • Create leaderboard teams
  • Display more in-depth and segmented profile statistics
  • Display information on attendee profiles
  • Be completed by attendees

Next step: How to create a custom multiple choice field

Customisable Text Fields

Text fields vary in size, however, have no character limit. The size (short, medium and long) refer to the size of the textbox provided on a registration form or when updating a profile in-app. Text field size can be used to encourage attendees to provide longer answers etc.

Each project is limited to 10 text fields, in addition to pre-existing Fixed and Identification fields (e.g. Type, First Name, Last Name etc.). Text fields draw the text that has been input directly into another place. For example, an attendee’s office street address may need to appear on their profile in the list. The address will pull as it has been loaded into the profile.

Text fields can be used to:

  • Populate text on badge
  • Display information on attendee profiles
  • Be completed by attendees

Next step: How to create a custom text field