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Last updated: 15 Mar 2019 / 4:56 PM / GMT

What are Custom Fields?

Custom Fields are additional fields on the paywall’s registration form. They can be used to gather all kinds of metadata from our customers. These details will help you discover, identify and describe your customers, and understand their connection and feelings about your product or service.

Adding custom fields

Log into your InPlayer merchant panel and go to Settings.

Then go to the Custom Fields tab.

To add a custom field, click .

Types of custom fields

There are 5 different types of custom fields.

Input

The Input field is where your customers can type in text.

  • Name – This is the name of the field which is stored in the database. Your customers will not see this.
  • Placeholder – Here you can type in a short description that will tell the customers what they should enter in the field.
  • Default Value – This is going to be the default text in the field. You can leave this blank.

Dropdown

The Dropdown field lets you add a drop-down menu to the registration form.

  • Name – This is the name of the field which is stored in the database. Your customers will not see this.
  • Placeholder – Here you can type in a short description for the field.
  • Select Options – This is where you add the drop-down menu options.
    • Enter Option Key – This is the title of the option that will be written in the database. Your customers will not see this.
    • Enter Option Label – This is the title of the option that will appear on the paywall, and what your customers will actually see.

Once you set up an entry, make sure to click the  button on the right of it to save it.
You can add up to 30 entries.

Radio

The Radio field lets you add a set of multiple options from which the customer will have to select only one.

  • Name – This is the name of the field which is stored in the database. Your customers will not see this.
  • Label – Here you can type in the description or title of the field that your customers will see.
  • Radio Options – This is where you add the multiple options.
    • Enter Option Key – This is the title of the option that will be written in the database. Your customers will not see this.
    • Enter Option Label – This is the title of the option that will appear on the paywall, and what your customers will actually see.

Once you set up an entry, make sure to click the  button on the right of it to save it.

Checkbox

The Checkbox field lets you add a checkbox.

  • Name – This is the name of the field which is stored in the database. Your customers will not see this.
  • Label – Here you can type in the description or title of the field that your customers will see.
  • Default Value – Set whether the field will be checked or unchecked by default.A very useful feature of the checkbox custom field is that you can add a hyperlink to the Label text.
    To do this, select the text you want to hyperlink to and click  .

Country

With the Country field, your customers can select their country.

  • Placeholder – Here you can type in a short description for the field.

For every one of the custom fields, you can set up whether they are going to be required or non-required field, by toggling the slider next to the  button on the field.

Modifying the custom fields

Once created, the custom fields can always be modified.

To do this, just open the field you wish to edit by clicking on the  button next to it.

Removing a custom field

To remove a custom field, just open it, and click the  button.

Getting the metadata from the custom fields

The customer metadata gathered from the custom fields can be accessed and extracted at any time.

To do this, go to the Audience tab of your InPlayer dashboard.

To look at a customer’s metadata, just click on the  button in the Action column on the customer’s row.

In the Info collected section, you can see the metadata that was gathered from the customer upon registration.

Additionally, if you want to export the data, or make a report, you can always do so by clicking on  in the Audience tab.

Here, under the Select report columns, you can select all the fields you wish to include in your report, along with the timeframe for it.
Then click .

To view the report, click on .

From there you can download the report as a CSV file and use it in any way you wish.

For any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us on support@inplayer.com.

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