Profile field types

When setting up your custom person and organization profile fields, you can choose from several types of fields. Below is a summary of each type, along with some examples of how they look in a profile.


​Text Field​

This is a single-line plain text field that's good for capturing simple info like a person's title or degree.

  1. Field Size: text fields allow you to customize the maximum number of characters the field will accept (default is 256)

Text Field Options

Example of a text field

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​Text Area

This is a multi-line plain text box that's better suited for long-form info, like a summary of a professor's research interests.

  1. Field Size: text fields allow you to customize the maximum number of characters the field will accept (default is 256)

TextArea field options

Example of a text area field

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Select

This is a multiple choice dropdown menu. You can configure this to allow users to select only one available option (aka single-select) or more than one option (aka multi-select).

  1. Use the Select Type option to make this either a single-select or multi-select menu
  2. Use the Option Values section to add individual options in the dropdown list
  3. Click the Add Row button to add more options to your list
  4. Or, click on Bulk Import to add multiple options at once, which is ideal if you are copying and pasting values from something like a spreadsheet

Maximum Options per Select field: 30

Maximum Characters across all Options in a Select field: 4,000

Select field options

Example of a single select field

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Checkbox

This will display a series of checkboxes, allowing users to select one or more of the available options.

  1. Use the Option Values section to add individual checkbox options
  2. Click the Add Row button to add more options to your list
  3. Or, click on Bulk Import to add multiple options at once, which is ideal if you are copying and pasting values from something like a spreadsheet

Checkbox field options

Example of a Checkbox field

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RadioGroup

This will display a series of radio buttons, allowing users to select just one of the available options.

  1. Use the Option Values section to add individual radio options
  2. Click the Add Row button to add more options to your list
  3. Or, click on Bulk Import to add multiple options at once, which is ideal if you are copying and pasting values from something like a spreadsheet

Radio field options

Example of a radio field

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RichText

This is a multi-line text box that allows you to enter formatted text using a rich text editor.

Rich Text field options

Example of a Rich Text field

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Address

This is a multi-line field that allows you to record the following information: Street Address, City, Country, State, and Postal Code.

Address field options

Example of an Address field

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Date

This field allows you to record a single date.

  1. Use the Select Format dropdown to select from one of three date formats:
    • US date format (MM/DD/YYYY)
    • European date format (DD/MM/YYYY)
    • Year only

Date field options

Example of a date field 

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Phone

This is a single-line text field that allows you to record additional phone numbers.

Note: Phone Number is a system field, so you only need to add your own custom phone fields if you'd like to record additional numbers (such as a mobile number).

Phone field options

Example of a phone field

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Numeric

This a is a single-line text field that only accepts numbers.

  1. Use the Minimum Value option to define the lowest possible value a user can enter
  2. Use the Maximum Value option to define the highest possible value a user can enter

Numeric field options

Example of a Numeric field

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Time

This field allows you to record a single time stamp.

  1. Use the Select Type dropdown to choose the time format:
    • AM/PM: this will record times on a 12-hour clock, using AM or PM (e.g. 3:00 PM)
    • 24 Hour: this will record times using a 24-hour clock (e.g. 15:00)

Time field options

Example of a Time field 

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Link

This field allows you to record a URL, which will be displayed as a clickable link in the user's profile.

Link field options

Editing a link field

Example of a saved Link field in a profile showing a clickable link

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Accordion

This field doesn't actually record data on its own. Instead, it allows you to save space but grouping your other custom fields into an expandable/collapsible accordion.

  1. Under Fields to Include, select which of your existing custom fields to include
  2. To add more fields to your accordion, click the Add button

Accordion field options

Example of an opened accordion containing three fields

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