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Datatypes used in Survalyzer

There are four different datatypes in Survalyzer – each with it’s own specific attributes.

These datatypes have to be selected for custom panel fields and for custom variables.

On this page you’ll find a short explanation of when to use each datatype.

String (Text)

A string variable is used for text values. Whenever you want to use alphanumeric characters (A to Z, a to z, or any special characters like /&%§()?) as values, you should use the datatype String.

When creating filters with conditions based on a string variable, you can use conditions like ‘is empty’, ‘contains’ or ‘matches regex’.

Example Value: Text

Number

The datatype “number” is only used for whole numbers without decimals. Whenever the value should be a whole number, without decimals, you should use this datatype.

When creating filters with conditions based on a number variable, you can use conditions like ‘greater than’, ‘equal to’ or ‘less than’.

Example Value: 123

Real

The datatype “Real” is basically a number variable, but with decimals. Whenever you have values with decimals, you should use this datatype.

When creating filters with conditions based on a real variable, you can use conditions like ‘greater than’, ‘equal to’ or ‘less than’.

Example Value: 123.45

Date

A date variable, as the name suggests, can only contain dates. Whenever a date variable is used you can only save dates as values.

When creating filters with conditions based on a date variable, you can use a datepicker to specify the date.

Example Value: 18.10.2018

Updated on August 26, 2019

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