Information about subscribers is stored in list fields. The fields can be edited through our Form Builder, or directly through the list database.

Below, you'll learn how to add and delete fields, and add a predefined list field.

In this article:

Add and Delete Fields in the Form Builder

Directly add or remove fields from your signup form through our Form Builder. Those same fields will automatically be added to or removed from your list database.

Add a Field in the Form Builder

  1. Navigate to the Lists page.
  2. Click the list's drop-down menu and select Signup forms.
  3. Select General forms.
  4. Under the Build it tab, choose a field type from the add a field menu. The new field's name, tag, and other characteristics can be customized under the field settings menu.
  5. Choose Save Field to save your changes and add the field to your form.

Fields can be deleted from the Form Builder. When you delete a field from the Form Builder, the data collected in that field is also deleted. Back up your list before deleting any fields, or hide fields in the list and on the signup form instead.

Note

Add a Check Boxes field to automatically create a group in your list. Drop Down and Radio Buttons fields can be converted to group fields. Group fields can't be set to required on your list. If you have a paid account, and are an advanced user or have a developer who can help out, use the Advanced Forms option to custom-code a required group field. Additionally, our pop-up signup form allows required group fields.

Delete a Field in the Form Builder

  1. Navigate to the Lists page.
  2. Click the list's drop-down menu and select Signup forms.
  3. Select General forms.
  4. Click the field you want to delete from your list.
  5. Click the minus (-) icon or Delete under the field settings for the field.
  6. Type DELETE in all caps, and select the Delete Field button.

Add and Delete Fields in the List Database

When you add or remove fields from the list database, the change is reflected on your hosted signup form.

Add a Field in the List Database

  1. Navigate to the Lists page.
  2. Click the list's drop-down menu and choose Settings.
  3. On the Settings page, select List fields and *|MERGE|* tags.
  4. Choose the Add A Field button to see the available field types.
  5. Select the type of field you'd like to add.
  6. Type a name for the field, and then click the Save button to save the new field in your list.

Fields can be deleted from the list database. When you delete fields from the list database, the data collected in that field is also deleted. Back up your list before deleting any fields, or hide fields in the list and on the sign up form instead.

Note

Add a Check Boxes field to automatically create a group in your list. Drop Down and Radio Buttons fields can be converted to group fields. Group fields can't be set to required on your list. If you have a paid account, and are an advanced user or have a developer who can help out, use the Advanced Forms option to custom-code a required group field. Additionally, our pop-up signup form allows required group fields.

Delete a Field in the List Database

  1. Navigate to the Lists page.
  2. Click the list's drop-down menu, and choose Settings.
  3. On the Settings menu, select List fields and *|MERGE|* tags.
  4. Click the X icon for the field you want to delete.
    Click X to delete field
  5. Type DELETE in all caps, and then click Delete Field.
    Type DELETE in all caps and select Delete Field

Add a Predefined List Field

If you use our Drop Down or Radio Buttons field types, you can include predefined choices. Predefined choices include gender, days of the week, months of the year, US states, and world countries.

Add a Predefined List Field

  1. Navigate to the Lists page.
  2. Click the list's drop-down menu, and choose Signup forms.
  3. Select General forms.
  4. On the Build it tab, select the Drop Down button under the add a field menu.
  5. Select menu options in the field settings menu, and choose from the available options under the predefined choice lists drop-down menu.
  6. Add, delete, or edit the choices for the field. Use the plus (+) icon to add an option and the minus (-) icon to delete an option. Click on any entry to make changes.
  7. Change any additional preferences, such as field label and field visibility.
  8. Click the Save Field button.

Limits for List Fields

  • List field values are limited to a maximum of 255 bytes of information. In many alphabets, this is equal to 255 characters. However, some alphabets, or symbolic characters, like hearts, use more than one byte of information per character. If you want a longer field option, check out one of our integrations with a third-party form builder.
  • Labels for form fields are limited to 50 bytes (usually about 50 characters).
  • Lists are limited to a maximum of 30 data fields for each subscriber. If you want more than 30 fields of information about your subscribers, use groups to help consolidate list fields.

This feature is limited to certain user levels. You can see your user level on the Users & Account Details page and this article explains what each level can access in the account.

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