Data Type/Column Type of a column in a Table defines the nature of values a column could contain and the operations that could be done over the same. Eg., an Age column could be "Positive Number" type. This column can contain only positive numbers and you could apply arthimetic operations over the same.
Data type of a column also determines the formatting options that are possible for displaying the values in the column in various reports created in ManageEngine Analytics Plus.
ManageEngine Analytics Plus supports the following data types (column types) currently.
|Plain Text||Text||Holds a line of simple text that contains less than 100 characters|
|Multi Line Text||Text||Holds multiple lines of text. This data type can hold text of more than 100 characters|
|Text||Holds an Email Address|
|URL||Text||Holds a clickable Hyperlink / Web URL address. eg., http://reports.zoho.com|
|Number||Numeric||Holds an integer value (both positive and negative values)|
|Positive Number||Numeric||Holds only positive integer values|
|Decimal Number||Numeric||Holds decimal values (both positive and negative)|
|Currency||Numeric||Holds a currency value in different country denominations|
|Percent||Numeric||Holds a percentage value|
|Auto Number||Numeric||Holds auto generated incremental numeric values, which are unique. This would be helpful when you need to have a unique identifier associated to each row/record in the table.|
Auto Number column value starts with 1 and each new value will be incremented by 1. Auto Number values will always be unique
|Date||Others||Holds Date and Time value|
|Decision Box||Others||Holds a binary value eg., Yes/No, True/False, On/Off|
|Looked Up Column||Others||Refers to a column value in another table. Helps to relate two tables. Click to know How to create a Lookup Column.|