Fields that store a yes/no value (Bit prompt)

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

Important!

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)
  • Language
  • State
  • Country
  • User

Important!

The following settings should never be changed after a field is in use:

  • Scope
  • ID
  • Prompt
  • Value

Changes to any of these may result in inconsistent and inaccurate data. If assistance is needed updating a field, submit a Service Desk request and a Technolutions team member can walk through the updating or migration process.

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