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Adding Custom Fields

There will be times where it would be useful to be able to capture more information within a support ticket. For example you may need to know the age of the person submitting, or know the users skype contact details. Within commerce we have given you the ability to set up as many of  these as you need.

You can set up new fields for tickets within the following area in your admin CP - Commerce>Support>Settings>Custom Fields.

When visiting this area, you will see a list of the currently created custom fields. You can create a new one by selecting the "Create New" button.

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When selecting add new, you can select a name, a description, which departments it is allowed in, and whether or not it is a required field. You will see all of  these within the screenshot below.

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This is however a simple example of a text field. There are various different types of fields you can use within the custom fields section, including the following

  • Address
  • Checkbox
  • Checkbox Set
  • Code
  • Color
  • Date
  • Editor
  • Email Address
  • FTP Details
  • Member
  • Number
  • Password
  • Poll
  • Radio
  • Rating
  • Select Box
  • Telephone Number
  • Text
  • Text Area
  • Upload
  • URL
  • Username & Password
  • Yes/No

As you can see there is a comprehensive list of ways in which you can build up new fields. Below are a couple more examples of items you could use these for

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Edited by Marc S

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