REDCap Getting Started Create Fields

Create Fields

A field is defined by the following attributes: type, label, name, validation, required, identifier, note.

Available field types:

  • Text Box: single-line text box (for text and numbers)
  • Notes Box: large text box for lots of text
  • Calculated Field: perform real-time calculations
  • Multiple Choice - Drop-down List: options for single answer
  • Multiple Choice - Radio Buttons: options for single answer
  • Checkboxes: checkboxes to allow selection of more than one option
  • Yes - No: radio buttons with yes and no options; coded as 1, yes | 0, No
  • True - False: radio buttons with true and false options; coded as 1, True | 0, false
  • Slider/Visual Analog Scale: coded as 0-100
  • File Upload: upload a document
  • Descriptive Text (with optional image/file attachment): optional formatting feature
  • Begin New Section (with optional text): starts new page

In addition, a branching logic can be applied to specify whether or not a question will be displayed, depending on values entered in previous question(s).

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