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Adding Custom Fields

15th Jan 2018

Custom fields can be set on an account and tagged for each period of consumption. To set up custom form, click the ‘custom fields’ button which appears when adding portions size information for a food. 

You can use the form builder to create any type of custom field for the log
  • Text: Suitable for free text entry to a food diary
  • Number: This field will only allow data in numeric format
  • Dropdown: You can set up a drop down list for selection during logging. Type a list of options for your dropdown, separated by commas (eg. Breakfast, Snack, Lunch, Dinner, Evening Snack)
  • Checkbox: Enables a checkbox on the food diary (useful to verify peer review, for food diary entry, for example)
  • Date: This field will only allow data in date format (dd/mm/yyy)
  • Time: This field will only allow data in time format (24hr clock)
  • Nutrient: This field is useful for adding custom nutrients to the food diary. For example, fortified folic acid or B12 added to a product.

The ‘Attach to food’ checkbox should be used where the data entered is not variable. In other words, use this box when you want the information to be recalled each time the food is used automatically.  Examples of when this box should be ticked include if the nutrient field type is used, or if you are tagging the country of origin or shelf life or other property to the specific ingredient or food. Examples of when it should not be ticked include fields for date, time, or most drop down type fields, as these would usually be required as variable fields so they can be set for each consumption occasion individually.