When a custom field is added to a form in the Forms Manager, there are a few specific Field Types that will cause the system to save the data submitted in that field in a format different from how it is displayed.
For example, if a member selects a date in a "date" field, the system will save this in the database in a computer-readable format like "20160827155612". However, displaying this information on your website exactly how it is saved in the database would not be useful to your website's visitors. Using the Transcription functionality of the Forms Manager, you can tell the system to save the date in the computer-readable format, but display it in a more human-friendly format such as "8/27/2016".
In order to ensure that this type of date is displayed correctly in emails or a form displayed on the front-end of your site, you can make use of the Transcription Field.
Please take a look at the scenario shown below.
- The visitor will fill out the form:
Here is where you select the Transcription Field in the Admin Dashboard of your site:
- See how the information will be displayed in the notification that you receive:
Yes / No Field
If you select the "yes / no field", the field is going to appear properly in the front-end of your site and it will also transcribe the data accurately:
Top Level Category Id
Multiple Top Level Category Id
Sub/Sub Sub Level Category Id
If you select the "Sub/Sub Sub Level Category Id", the field is going to appear properly in the front-end of your site and it will also transcribe the data accurately:
Multiple Sub/Sub Sub Level Category Id
If you want to have an option to select multiple sub-categories you will need to use this field, in order for the form to have various options for categories please submit this request in the marketplace for our developers to complete this for you.
If you select the "Date", the field is going to appear properly in the front-end of your site and it will also transcribe the data accurately: