What are Field Definitions?

What are Field Definitions?

Field Definitions allow for more advanced functions to be performed using your customizable submission fields.

For example, your form might have multiple Text fields where you ask submitters to enter different things.
One of those fields can be defined as the "Title" field.
When this done, your field is now special and can be used in email messages where you want to include the submission title as a hot key.

Here is a list of field definitions:

  • Title Field - Can be used for Text or Text Area fields. This definition can only be used once per module.
    It will tell the system which field to be considered as the title.
  • Main Abstract Field - Can be used for Text Area fields. This definition can only be used once per module.
    It will tell the system which field to be considered as the main abstract field or main summary field for a submission.
  • Track Field - Can be used for Radio or Drop Down fields. This definition can only be used once per module.
    It will allow your submissions to be categorized in the admin area by these tracks.
  • Preference Type Field - Can be used for Radio or Drop Down fields. This definition can only be used once per module.
    It will allow your submissions to be categorized in to a presentation preference, like 'Oral' or 'Poster', etc. This data will automatically be added to some reports.
  • Session Chair - Can be used for text fields. Can be used multiple times.
    It will allow a submitter to select a contact from the system who is to be considered a Session Chair for their submission. When (and if) you accept the submission and assign the submission as a session, the chair(s) associated with the submission will become corresponding Session Chairs in the program module.
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