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Types of fields

There are two main field types:

  • Close-ended: Date, option button, drop-down list, checkbox
  • Open-ended: Free text fields
Types of fields Explanation
Dates

Dates in EpiSurv use the following format: DD-MM-YYYY.

The date picker is also available for these fields.

Option button Can only select one option (e.g. disease name, sex)
Drop-down list The list will appear after you have typed the first 3 characters (e.g. schools, occupations and ethnicities)
Checkbox Tick all that apply, e.g. other ethnicities
Free text fields Other specify and comments fields