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Creating People custom fields
Creating People custom fields
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What are custom fields?

Custom fields are additional fields that allow you to enhance sessions, items, exhibitors, or people profiles with tailored fields for preferences, interests, or any other important information. These fields help categorize participants within the event app, offering a more personalized and efficient experience.

The People tab displays all individuals participating in the event, including Attendees, Exhibitors, Speakers, Staff, and Media.

Learn more about managing custom fields here.

How to create custom fields for People

  1. Log into the Studio

  2. From the dropdown menu on the left, select the People tab.

  3. Click on People settings to add custom fields for your Attendees.

4. Click on Create custom field.

5. Define the Label (how the custom field will appear on the People page).

6. Choose a Format from the dropdown menu:

  • Short text: for brief entries.

  • Long text: for longer entries.

  • Multiple texts: for multiple text entries.

  • Single choice: for selecting one option from a list (e.g., Country or City).

  • Multiple choices: for selecting multiple options from a list (e.g., Group member status or Proficiencies).

  • URL: for links, such as Websites or LinkedIn profiles.

  • Number: for numerical entries like Age.

  • Date: for date entries like Birthday.

  • File: PDF (.pdf), Word Documents (.doc, .docx), PowerPoint Presentations (.ppt, .pptx), Images (.png, .jpg)

How to manage your custom fields settings

Once you have created your custom field, you can edit it to add the filters and manage the visibility.

  • Change the label if needed

  • Add it to a section

  • Visible on the Event Pages: when this property is enabled, the field is displayed on the user profile page.

  • Visible on the Community Pages : when this property is enabled, the field is displayed on the user profile page on the community.

  • Editable by the user: when this property is enabled, the field is editable by attendees in their profile​.

  • Included in the search: when this property is enabled, the values of this field are taken into account in the search. Be careful not to activate it on many fields, as the results will lose relevance.

  • Used for recommendations as interest or knowledge.

  • Edit the values only for single and multiple choices custom fields

How to use custom fields for AI recommendation

How to set up interest & knowledge custom fields?

In order to classify people custom fields and to help the AI recommendation system, you can set up these custom fields as interest or knowledge. The AI recommendation system will use them as data to recommend people to each other.

  • Interest refers to custom fields that illustrate what the users are interested in.

  • Knowledge refers to custom fields that illustrate the users’ area of expertise/their skills.

Using custom fields to be displayed on attendees' profiles

As you can choose to display custom fields on attendees' profiles, this will allow your attendees to add specific data in their profiles to be used for AI recommendations or in the search bar.

You can also use hidden custom fields to ask specific questions to your attendees (eg.: "How did your hear about us").

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