Custom fields will have different configurations based on the type of data stored. This section will focus on four types of custom fields:
- Fields that store free-text values
- Fields that store a single value from a prompt list
- Fields that store multiple values from a prompt list
- Fields that store a yes/no value
Before configuring custom fields in Slate, carefully consider the data being captured and how it will be leveraged in Slate.
How to Create Bit Prompt List Fields
No Yes/No Prompts! Do not make Yes/No prompts in the Prompts tool. Without exception, a bit prompt is the best way to store this data.
For fields with the options of Yes or No. For these fields there is a special prompt key called bit:
- Prompt - Select the bit prompt key.
- Value - Set the Value to Store Value for a custom field using a bit prompt (or the language, state, user, or country prompt lists).
- Multiple - Set this to Single Value.
Why Not Store Prompt ID?
There are some prompt lists that save in Slate like a value. Fields using the following prompt keys must have the Value setting configured to Store Value:
- Bit (Yes/No)
The following settings should never be changed after a field is in use:
Changes to any of these may result in inconsistent and inaccurate data.