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Session Fields vs. People/Individual Fields vs. Group Fields
Session Fields vs. People/Individual Fields vs. Group Fields
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When creating a form (i.e. Session submission form, intake form, or portal form) you have the ability to add fields to collect information. The data retrieved is then stored in one of three areas:

Below, you will learn the difference between the three fields and where you can retrieve the stored data.

Difference between Text vs Textarea field types

Text Field: Text fields have a character limitation of 255. This field type is great when collecting single-word or single-sentence responses.

Textarea Field: Texatarea fields have a character limitation of 5000. This field type is great when collecting 3 or more sentences within a response.

For both Text and Textarea fields, Admins can provide their limitation within the range listed above.


Session Fields

Session fields are used when creating your session submission form on the page "Session Information". These are fields that relate back to the session such as:

  • Title

  • Description

  • Tags

  • Tracks

  • Location

Data from these fields can be retrieved by navigating to the Sessions module. We recommend creating a dashboard view that includes the questions/fields included on your session submission form to easily access this information.

People/Individual Fields

People/Individual fields are used when creating your session submission form (on the page "Speaker Information"), Intake Form (on the page "Contact Information"), or portal form. These are fields that relate back to the speaker contact profile such as:

  • Name

  • Email

  • Social Media Handles (i.e. Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook)

  • Address

  • Bio

  • Photo

Data from these fields can be retrieved by navigating to either the Speaker or People module. We recommend creating a dashboard view that includes the questions/fields included on your form(s) to easily access this information.

Group Fields

Group fields are used when creating your sponsor/exhibitor intake form (on the page "Group Information") or portal form. These are fields that relate back to the group (i.e. sponsor and exhibitor organization) such as:

  • Name

  • Description

  • Address

  • Social Media Handles (i.e. Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)

  • Logo

  • Website

Data from these fields can be retrieved by navigating to either the Sponsor or Exhibitor module. We recommend creating a dashboard view that includes the questions/fields included on your form(s) to easily access this information.

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