Topic: How to use the Extra Input Fields of Events/Items  (Read 94704 times)

We saw that we can define extra input fields for each Event/Item. Could you please explain how to use them?

(A German version of this article is available.)

For each Event/Item you can use the extra input fields to ask for further details or specifications that are important for this Event/Item.
However, we recommend using this option for supplemental details only and not for events like workshops or sessions, because you cannot edit, delete or disable these extra input fields after people were registered for participation. Furthermore, you cannot control the maximum number of participants, and the options to filter and export this data are limited. And finally, these selections do not appear in the statistics overview table.

These fields are well suited to ask for additional information, like the "dietary requirements" for an evening event, the name of an accompanying person, the preferred size of a t-shirt or the level of experience of tutorial participants.

  • Image 1 shows an example how to use this feature to offer a list of t-shirt sizes.
  • In image 2 you can find a visual explanation how to use this feature for extra text input fields (a text field or a text area).
  • If you use the setting to create several text fields, you can also define the width of these fields by putting a number in brackets after the name of the field (see Image 3). For instance: "Name(20)" will create a field called "Name" with a visible width of "20" (this width gives space for about 20 characters, but please note that every browser interprets this length definition a bit differently and the text length that can be entered is not limited).
  • "Dietary Requirements(20,30)" will create a field called "Dietary Requirements" with a visible width of "20" and a maximum text input length of 30 characters, i.e., users can type in only 30 characters of text into this field (see Image 4). Please note that the second number in the brackets has to be higher than the first one.