Event Setup

Collecting custom fields

How to use custom forms, questions, etc.

Jeff Blake
Written by Jeff Blake Updated over a week ago

If you need to collect additional information from attendees, such as dietary restrictions, T-shirt size, etc, or to fill out a waiver form, then this article is for you!

Choose how to collect

There are two ways to collect info about an attendee, custom fields, and forms. Please read about the differences to choose once that fits your needs best.

Custom fields

Custom fields are simple text answers. The main benefit is these fields are highly visible, e.g. when the ticket is scanned, the answers are shown on the screen.

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Pros

  • Highly visible on check in app
  • Simple text answers
  • Can be required or optional

Forms (questions, surveys)

Forms can be simple text fields, multiple choice, long answer, check boxes, etc. These are more like your traditional survey software. If you want to create a waiver form, or survey, a form is probably the way to go.

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Pros

  • Flexible answer types, including multiple choice, single line, multi-line, check box, etc
  • More customizability: field placeholders, help descriptions, field sets, etc

Set it up

Once you have chosen how you want to collect your answers, jump to the relevant section below.

Custom fields

Custom fields are set up for each Ticket Type. Navigate to Ticket types in the app and click Edit on the ticket type you’d like to add fields for.

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From the popup, click Edit next to ticket type.

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Under the Ticket Fields field, type in the name of the field you’d like to add, e.g. “Dietary restrictions” and click the Add [field name]… option from the dropdown to create the field.

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Save the ticket type. Now you can test it.

Making it required

Okay, this is a little annoying to configure, but at least it’s possible. Go to Settings > All settings from the main sidebar on the left. Then click on “Ticket Fields”. Locate your field, click edit, look for the ‘required’ check box, enable it, and save.

Forms

Create the form

In the event, go to Forms and click Add from the upper right.

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Name the form. Optionally add some content in the editor. This could be instructions or disclaimers.

Forms are composed of Sections, add a section.

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Now add some fields. When you are done, save the form.

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Associate the form to the ticket type

The final step is to assign this form we created to the ticket type(s).

Go to Ticket types, click Edit. In the popup, select the Forms field, and select the form you created in the previous step. Save and close. You are ready to test.

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Assign the form and save the ticket type:

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