FAQ: InForm data types

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When we create a new InForm table, we can specify the type of data is going to be entered


  • Text: Are letters or other figures that programmers might combine in a string. Examples of characters include:
    • a
    • ^
    • !
  • Number: A number can be described as a mathematical object that is used for counting.
    • Natural numbers
    • Rational Numbers
    • Irrational Numbers
  • Date: This data type stores a calendar date with other programming information. Dates are typically a combination of integers or numerical figures. Since these are typically integer values, some programs can store basic mathematical operations like days elapsed since certain events or days away from an upcoming event.
    • DD/MM/YYYY
    • YYYY/MM/DD
    • MM/DD/YYYY
  • Enum: Are data types that comprise a static, ordered set of values. They are equivalent to the enum types supported in a number of programming languages. An example of an enum type might be the days of the week, or a set of status values for a piece of data.
    • enum class color: red, white, black, yellow

    • enum letter: A, B, C, D

  • Media Link: Is a URL that will be displayed embedded within the report generated.
  • Email: Email Address field
  • URL: URL data type is applied to data that follows generalized patterns of URLs. The domain and suffix of the URL are the only required elements:
  • Location: Latitude and Longitude data:
    • -7.25222/52.65417
    • xx.xxxxx/yy.yyyyy
  • IP: Could be IPV4 or IPV6:
    • IPV4 is a 4-byte host address in dotted-decimal notation (four decimal numbers, each ranging from 0 to 255, separated by dots). For example:
    • IPV6 is a 16-byte host address in eight groups of four hexadecimal digits separated by colons. For example: 2001:0db8:85a3:0042:1000:8a2e:0370:7334.
  • Integer: Are digits that account for whole numbers only. Some integer examples include:
    • Positive integers
    • Negative integers
  • Boolean: Are data can help guide the logic in a code. Here are some examples of how you might use this:
    • false, true
    • 0, 1

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