Fieldtypes handle all of the different types of data you can store in your Channels. ExpressionEngine includes a number of Fieldtypes by default, and you can install or uninstall additional ones.

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Best way to store SVGs?

What are some ways to store full SVGs to later embed onto a page? I'm thinking of setting a multiline plain text field to store the raw SVG. Maybe save the file and embed it onto the page via ...
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Fields problems with EE 2.9.3

I've just upgraded EE from 2.9.2 to 2.9.3, and the Fields options doesn't work under the control panel. When I edit a field inside the Channel Fields / Edit field, the Fields options doesn't ...
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Field-type Specific settings for Grid?

I am not seeing anywhere in the documentation the list of field settings you can provide for a Grid field-type. They show an example of a text field here: ...
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Insert Custom Channel Field Grid into Database?

Is there a better way to tie into EE to create a grid field? During my module install, I am having it setup a new grid field to relate to a custom channel field group that setups up the required table ...
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Add Dropdown in Channel Form

I've created Select Dropdown fieldtype and populated it manually. How do I display the select in a channel form? The EE documentation states: This creates a standard HTML drop-down list. However ...
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Change CartThrob price modifier option label character length?

When using the CT Price Modifiers field type, is there a way to increase the character limit for the option label. For example the option might be 'Red' or 'Blue', but can it be made to allow for ...
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Content on a page defined by text in a field, publications by year

I know someone out there has done this before. I need to build a publications page that will show it's list of publications by a given year which has been filled in a channel field. I've googled I ...
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Adding class to iFrame parent container in Expresso isn't working

I have the Expresso field-type plugin and I'm using the Embed Media button to add iFrames to the page. I've been trying to add a class to the parent div container however I just can't seem to get it ...
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dropdate addon for expressionengine shows time option even after choosing no

dropdate addon for expressionengine shows time option even after choosing no in the cp. i don't want to show the time in the calendar dropdown. how do i remove this? it is becoming a problem. also, ...
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Bring Matrix Data Editing to the Front-End using Channel Form

I am trying to create a form - FRONT END USER (channel form tag) - that uses a wizard (which is working) and in one panel it allows the user to fill in fields then duplicate the fieldset to add ...
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grid_display_settings issues with a single row

I've had reported a problem with an add-on that settings for other fieldtypes aren't working when my fieldtype is enabled in a grid. I've spent some time on this, and can only assume the problem is ...
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FieldFrame fieldtype errors after upgrading from EE1 to EE2

I've recently upgraded from EE1 to EE2. I had some issues with upgrading the add-ons which you can see here, but I now have a working cpanel that I am able to log into, but on the frontend I am ...
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Custom field type in Grid with grid_dropdown_row setting

I am developing a custom field type to be used in a Grid. I have a field type setting that is a multiple select drop down using the grid_dropdown_row function. When I select the field type in the ...
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Expression engine search using a numbers

I'm having this strange thing when I search for items in EE. Whenever I search for an item having the name "89580.32" this doesn't work. If I add a letter to it, it seems to work. The solution is ...
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Leading Zeros in Text Input Fieldtype

Is there any way to preserve leading zeros when using the text input field type? This is getting truncated. :( 0010250107 -> 10250107
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Does replace_tag fire for single tags if there is no $data?

I'm having a problem with a custom field type where I want to return 'some value' on the condition of there being no value in data. This works when I use a tag pair, but not when I use a single tag. ...
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How to create a multi-page form checkout using DevDemon Freeform 3.4

We are trying to create multi-page forms for our EE website and building a payment/registration event site. We've got each event as an entry channel and we would like to have a button in which ...
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“Undefined Index” PHP errors after upgrade from 1.6 to 2.9

After upgrading from 1.6 to 2.9, I’m getting a set of the errors below when displaying a page containing images, one set for each image. I’m running PHP 5.4.x and it says “Fast CGI” after the 5.4.x. ...
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Why won't Field Pack List 2.1.1 work?

I am using Field Pack 2.1.1 with EE 2.9.0. All field types are working except the List field type. Are these compatible? Is there an alternative field type I could substitute with ease? I have ...
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Can you remove the timestamp from the value generated by the EE date fieldtype?

I'm trying to remove the timestamp from the EE date fieldtype since for my application it isn't necessary. I need to be able to select two dates a start and end date that should be formatted like like ...
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Custom fieldtype: tag pair and replace_tag_catchall()

I'm building a new fieldtype which should be used with: single tag: {myfield} ...which correctly calls replace_tag() method single tag with modifier: {myfield:modifier} ...which correctly ...
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Why does a multiselect fieldtype custom field result in a DB error

I have created a custom fieldtype that uses a multiselect box. However when I save the entry in the CMS, the following error occurs A Database Error Occurred Error Number: 1054 Unknown column ...
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Grid field limitations/limits?

We have a channel that consists mostly of several grid fields to describe a wine list, with a separate grid field for each wine type. We’ve found some very strange behavior now that the total number ...
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Radio Button field not outputting anything

I am having a very odd issue. This is on EE 2.8.1. I created a channel and within that channel I have a radio button field with the values of Yes or No. I can create entries and check the correct ...
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Can't edit/create channel fields: Fatal error: Call to undefined method Grid_ft::id()

I am using EE version 2.6.1 and if I try to edit existing or create new channel fields, I get the following error: Fatal error: Call to undefined method Grid_ft::id() in ...
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Freeform - make file_upload field required

I'm trying to create a form with Freeform Pro containing a File Upload field that is required. So the form should only submit when the user actually uploads a file. Setting the field to required in ...
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Default fields not loading in Freeform Pro

I've just upgraded from Freeform to Freeform Pro so I could make use of the additional fieldtypes, but on installation of Pro I still only have four fieldtypes (text, text area, upload and mailing ...
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Better dropdown fieldtype to handle long lists?

Does anyone know of a better fieldtype to handle long lists in a dropdown than the default dropdown list fieldtype? I need to work within Grid field must be searchable in front end (via ee or low ...
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Error Field Typewith EE2.8 and Tinymce

Deprecated function EE_Fieldtype() called in system/expressionengine/third_party/nsm_tiny_mce/ft.nsm_tiny_mce.php on line 61. When I try to create a new channel field I get this: Fatal error: Call to ...
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VZ Address Directory

I'm trying to figure out the best setup for a directory. I'm adding a bunch of stores that have multiple locations so I wanted to set up my entry to have one address field as "headquarters" followed ...
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Coppee Pastee Fatal error when trying to install fieldtype

I receive this error when trying to install Coppee Pastee in ExpressionEngine 2.8.0 Fatal error: Call to undefined method EE_Fieldtype::EE_Fieldtype() in ...
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Does anyone know of a working color picker plugin for Expression Engine 2.x?

I've found all the plugins on devot-ee.com, but none of them seem to work. Most of them seem to cause some sort of javascript conflict. The "modal" that the pickers use show up at the bottom of the ...
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Relationships field limited, but it should search through all entries

It seems I have found something missing in the features of the relationships field. We have many native one to many relationships fields. I have to limit the results that are to be displayed on the ...
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Load EE Field Type in Third Party Module

I am trying to load wygwam field type into a custom module, on my localhost the following works: require_once(APPPATH . 'fieldtypes/EE_FieldType.php'); ...
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Can I migrate/convert a text field containing an <img> into a file field?

I have a text field that's been to featured an image since an earlier EE1 install and I would like to convert it to a File field type, so as to better utilize the image URL throughout different ...
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Image Editing Fieldtype (Matrix/Grid compatible)

I'm looking for a fieldtype that would open a basic image editor with option to Scale + Crop (maintaining proportions as option). I've reviewed Channel Images which would be OK, but I can't use it in ...
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CartThrob Permissions FieldType added to product channel now I get error:

After I add the CartThrob Permissions field to my product channel, I am no longer able to edit my channel. If I select channel > edit and then click a product I desire to edit, I get the following: ...
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Converting spaces in file_url with CE String

Using the Grid we've have a project where a large number of files have been uploaded with spaces in the file names. We want to encode the URLs so the files can be downloaded. To try to solve this we ...
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Error when posting: using Cartthrob Permissions cannot locate cartthrob_field_model

When I add the cart throb permissions fieldftype to a channel and try and post I get the error: Unable to locate the model you have specified: cartthrob_field_model Cart throb is up to date ver 2.4 ...
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Get the current entry/template fieldtypes in a plug-in

I'm working on my first, more complex add-on and had a question on gathering field properties. If I create a tag pair, which wraps a field inside a template, what would it take to get the tag ...
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Detecting field type in templates

Is there a way to capture the field type in the template? Say I have a wygwam field named {copy-seg} and I want to apply a class of wygwam to that container. Normal: ...
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fieldtype development advice

I began building a channel field form to enter all the data (as seen in the attached image), the form seems cumbersome and lengthy. Now I am thinking about creating my own fieldtype, so I have more ...
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Is it possible to populate a select list field from another grid field?

I'm working on a project where the client wants to be able to upload new page background images and then select one for each page/section of the site. A solution I thought might solve this would be ...
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field Type no passing tag data to replace_tag function

having a bit of a problem with a field type and trying to pass in tag data.: in my template i have {entries ...} {field} {keys}{key}{/keys}{/field} {/entries} however when i do a ...
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Initialize Wygwam within Custom Fieldtype

I'm developing a fieldtype add-on and within the fieldtype, I would like to include the option to let users choose Wygwam as the text element, if they have it installed. Is there some sort of a ...
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Unable to upload files with FF Matrix 1.3.5

All fields using the FF Matrix fieldtype (version 1.3.5) have suddently stopped working. My client can no longer upload files, and the fields can no longer be expanded to add new rows. This is an old ...
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Prevent multiple add_to_head() calls

In function display_field(), if a fieldtype needs to use ee()->cp->add_to_head('/path/to/foo.css') and ee()->cp->add_to_foot('/path/to/bar.js'), how can I get it to do so only once, even ...
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Editing for SSL - EE1

I am trying to force the EE1 control panel to my secure cert, with a bit of difficulty. The problem is that not everything is delivered by a relative link, so some stuff, specifically custom ...
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Information not displaying in Playa field

I'm unable to get any relationship information to display within my Playa field. I'm using ExpressionEngine 2.5.2 with Playa 4.0.5 installed and my license key input. I have an information selected ...
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How do I escape characters in an RSS feed?

Here's a link to my RSS feed's failed validation. Nevermind the subtitles being too long, I'll fix that later. But fixing these special characters is a pill and in company names where it's part of ...