Custom user fields are used to store additional information about users. These extra fields will appear on the registration pages, in the My Account section, and in the Administrator Control Panel.
Example: These can be useful if you need additional information from your users such as “Where did you hear about us.”
True / False Field– A checkbox field that allows the user to select or not select an option.
Currency Field– A field for including additional monetary information.
Date/Time Field – A field for including date and time information.
Integer Field– A field for accepting numerical values.
Text Field– A field for accepting addition text information. You can define the minimum and maximum number of characters allowed by entering a min and max length.
Display Order- (required) This numerical value determines the order in which all custom user field appear. The lowest values appear first.
Symbol - (required) This is a unique internal identifier for the field which can be used by advanced users to access custom fields in the asp code. It must begin with a letter and can only contain letters and numbers.
Example, “Age”, “field1” or “xxx” are all valid symbols. “1stField”, “field#1” and “My Custom Field” are invalid symbols.
Title - (required) This field title will appear on forms where information can be input or edited.
Caption- (optional) This will display instructions on what to enter into the form in a smaller font below the input field.
Required - Check this box if the user is required to enter a information before continuing.
DropDown - (text fields only) Check this box if you wish to have a list of options presented in dropdown list format instead of a text field.
DropDown List – (required for all drop down lists) After adding a text dropdown user field, enter a comma delineated list of options.
Example: The following is a comma delineated set of options for “Where did you hear about us?”: TV,Newspaper,Magazine,Website,Web Search,Friend,Other
Validate- (integer and text fields only) Check this box if minimum and maximum amounts are needed.
Min Value / Max Value – (integer fields only) Enter the limits of the value to be entered. If the value entered is outside this range the user will be given an error message indicating the problem.
Min Length / Max Length– (text fields only) Enter the minimum and maximum text lengths allowed for this field. If the value entered is outside this range the user will be given an error message indicating the problem.
Add New – To add a new custom field, enter all required information and select the “Submit” button.
Update Field– Make changes. Select update. Click “Submit” button.