When you're creating a Data Store Item, you'll need to choose a Data Type. As the name suggests, this will dictate the type of data you capture or display or otherwise make use of when you're utilising a particular Data Store Item.

What are the different Data Types?

Let's take a look at the top level Data Types before we dive into the more specific elements.

What is a Boolean Data Type?

For anyone unfamiliar with the specifics of computer science, a Boolean is a Data Type with two possible values. Usually these are denoted as true or false and Atlas does auto populate Boolean inputs as such. You can edit them though, for example using Yes or No instead, or maybe Up or Down.

NB: Booleans are best used in an Entry Field.

What is a Number Data Type?

This one is as simple as it sounds. A number is simply a number! This would differentiate itself from a String, which can contain numbers, by being specifically number based and precluding a user from inputting any other type of non-number based data.

What is an Object Data Type?

Object Data Types can be one of two things. They can choose either a File Object Data Type or a Stripe Object Data Type.

  • File Object Data Types allow you to add a file upload field to your Task, or to add in a file for the user to download.

  • Stripe Object Data Types allow you to add payment objects into your processes using Stripe's functionality

What is a String Data Type?

String Data Types are by far the most varied and we've put together a more detailed list of the different String Data Types you can choose from. In essence though, a string is a sequence of characters. That means on the very basic level it could be a piece of text, or a set of numbers, or an email address.

If you want to put a Field enabling your users to enter text, then you would create a Data Store Item of the String Data Type.

For more information, head to our article What are the different String Data Types?

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