For storing one piece of data one uses a “Text” field – could be a Name, or City or Phone Number, etc..
Custom Fields can be added to any List by clicking on the appropriate “Add” button as below, then give the field a “Label”, that is what will be displayed on an Optin Form explaining the purpose of the Field. The “Tag” is what identifies the field in the Database, and must be in all upper case charcters. It is also used as a “Shortcut” Code to pull the contents of the field into a Campaign. It is then contained in square brackets [ ] and MUST be in all upper case characters, as in Dear [FNAME],
Then the Field can be made a mandatory one by setting “Required” to “Yes”, and “Visibility” to “Visible” or “Hidden” which dictates whether the field will be visible in an Optin Form, or not. A field is normally only displayed on a Form if you want data to be added to it by the Subscriber (such as their Cell Phone Number), whereas if data is to be added to it by the system, such as Age or Gender acquired from Facebook, it should not be displayed on the Form so is set to “Hidden”.
Once added as above, the Code for that field will now be included in the Optin Form Code in Optin Points as below.
The highlighted portion of Code could now be copied and pasted to add it to an existing Optin Form if required – obviously for any purpose, not just Phone Number.
If you require a Field into which the Subscriber can type a response of several lines you choose a “TextArea” Field. That field will expand automatically to accommodate the text that is typed into it up to 255 chacters, and also automatically Wraps the text.
The Subscribe Record then looks as below.
We have modified the the Code created in Custom Fields slightly to more closely meet most SR User’s requirements. That can be downloaded from above.