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Field Types

Once a section is created a number of different fields can be created to add content to a form.  These fields are:

Check Box
  • Allows registrants to check a box to indicate they are attending an event or agreeing to the terms
  • Each check box is independent of each other but may be positioned together on the form when you need registrants to select more than one item. 
  • Example: The following shows 5 independent check box fields.  Each check box has only one option defined.  The registrant can select one or more of these options.



Drop Down List

  • Allows the registrants to select ONLY one option from a list of options
  • Options aren’t visible until the field is clicked, this can help keep your form looking tidy.
  • Example: What is your favorite color?  Red, Blue, Green,  Black or White 



Plain Text 

  • Use to display text on the form.



Radio Button

  • Allows the registrants to select ONLY one option from a list of options
  • Similar to a drop down list except all options are always displayed on the form.
  • Can be easier for registrants to use since they don’t need to click anything to see the available selections.
  • Example: What is your favorite color?  Red, Blue, Green, Black or White



Text Box

  • Allows registrants to enter text response such are first name etc..
  • Example: First Name



Text Area

  • The same as text box but allows for more text to be entered and can be multiple rows high.
  • Example: to collect special needs. 



Price Text Box

  • Same as a text box but only allows dollar amounts to be entered and the amounts are automatically added to the amount owing for the registration.
  • Example: used to enter a specific dollar amount for a donation.

Note - the maximum number of characters for a field option label or value is 1000.  If you enter more than 1000 characters, the system will trim the text when saving.



File Upload
  • Allows registrants to upload a file or files.
  • Example: to collect art submissions, writing or photos for contests, etc.
  • Maximum file size allowed is 5 megabytes.
Tip: Use the file upload field only for collecting images. If you need to collect documents, use a text field or text box. If it exceeds 1000 characters, please contact an ePly software specialist at support@eply.com for help and advice.

Default File Upload settings
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 Note - If you need to change any of these settings, please contact an ePly software specialist at support@eply.com.

If file submissions do not fit within these parameters, here are some suggestions on how to collect files:
  • Open a Dropbox account
  • Connect your Dropbox account to Send to Dropbox (http://sendtodropbox.com/)
  • With Send to Dropbox, you would have a unique email that takes emailed files and sends them to your Dropbox account. This is the email you would instruct your registrants to email to submit their files.
  • On the form - Instruct registrants that they will receive instructions to submit files in the confirmation email.
  • In the confirmation email - Give registrants the unique email and instruct them to email their files directly to that unique email.
For video submissions:
  • Instruct registrants to create a YouTube account and have them upload and send you their link OR have them paste it into a text field on your form as they are submitting the form.
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