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Types of Custom Fields in Wrike

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Overview

There are 11 types of custom fields in Wrike that accommodate all possible variations of information that you might need to store and track along with your everyday work.

Tip

You can always check any of your custom field types in the custom field management panel.

Types of custom fields

Note

Types of custom fields that allow you to add values manually, e.g., text, don't limit the number of characters you can enter.

Field Type

Data Type

Suggested Use Case

Text

Text or numerals

Use when you need to enter data in multiple formats

Drop-down

Users select an entry from a list of options specified by the field creator

Use when you need to limit selections to specific options

Checkbox

Users check or uncheck a box

Use when you need to sort data based on yes/no criteria

Number

Numerals (decimal places are built in)

Use when you need to work with numerical values

Percentage

Numerals (a % symbol is automatically added)

Use when you need to track data as a percentage

Currency

Numerals (the designated currency symbol is shown)

Use when you’re tracking expenses or working on a budget

Duration

Users enter the number of hours the task, folder, or project should take to complete

Use to see, at a glance, how much time a project should take

Date

Dates

Use when you want to add dates to a task, folder, or project (apart from the start or due date)

Users

Select a user or users (this can be from a predefined list of users or any user who is part of the subscription)

Use when you need to associate users with a task, folder, or project

Multi-select

Users select multiple entries from a list of options specified by the field creator

Use when you need to select multiple options from a predefined set of options

Formula

The field shows calculated results for the custom formula you created. You can use the following types of fields while creating a formula: Number, Currency, Percentage, Duration, and Date.

Use when you need to calculate custom values

FAQ

How can I use different types of custom fields in my daily work?

You can use custom fields and the checkbox field type to quickly gather the relevant information for your weekly report. Detailed instructions on how to do this here.

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