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


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


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.

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