Field definition

A Field represents a specific type of data to be collected in a Form. Fields can be combined in any way you choose to collect the information you need.  Fields can be used in Forms and Subforms and have a variety of Properties.

Field Data Model

A Field can represent:

  • Text
  • Check-boxes
  • Quantities
  • Calculations
  • Geographic Coordinates
  • and more

Please see our the Field Types reference manual for a full list of supported types.

Fields can also have user-defined settings, which allow you to set a field as:

You can also set rules as to when a Record is Valid or not.

And you can define one or more fields as Key fields for the Form. 

Need a specific Field Type that is not currently present? Don't hesitate to get in touch, and we can explore the possibility of including it in a future release.

Field types

When importing fields in ActivityInfo you can use the following FieldTypes:

FieldType Name Explanation


Attachment field 


Date field 
calculated Calculated field


Fortnight field 


Geographic Point field 


Month field 

multiple select

Multiple Selection field 


Multi-line text field 


Quantity field 
reference Reference field
section header Section Header 
serial Serial Number field

single select

Single Selection field 


text Text field 


Week field
user User field