How to add a subscriber data field
Posted on Thursday, January 3rd, 2013.
To add a subscriber data field to your account follow the steps below:
1. Log into your account.
2. From the main menu click the “Subscribers” icon.
3. Within the Subscribers section click “Subscriber Management” then “Add/Manage Data Fields”.
4. The subscriber field management area will be displayed.
5. To add a subscriber enter in the name of the subscriber field for example “First Name”, select the type of field, the default value, presentation order and check the “Mandatory” check box if you would like this subscriber field to be compulsory on a signup form.
Subscriber Field Types
The subscriber field tool provides different types of fields to help with more efficient use of the subscribers information. The following subscriber field types are provided.
|textbox||Small free-form text such as first name, last name, phone number, mobile number etc..|
|textboxlarge||Same as textbox but can store a large amount of text. For example storing subscribers comments or instructions.|
|dropdown||Use this type where you need to provide a fix set of options for the subscriber to select from.|
|radiogroup||Much like the dropdown type but the options are presented all at once.|
|checkbox||Best used when you need a “Yes” or “No” answer. For example “Would you like a free sample?”|
|checkboxgroup||This type allows you to present a number of options and the subscriber can select one or more of the options. For example “What are your top 5 colors?”|
|Preset: Country||A Preset field that provides a list of the world’s countries.|
Default Value Option
The “Default Value” option sets a default value for the subscriber field and is used if the subscriber record does not have a value for this field. For example you could set the default value for the “First Name” subscriber field to “Client”. Then if you use the First Name subscriber field within your emails such as “Dear [%FirstName%]” and a subscriber does not have a value the system will use the default value of “Client”.