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Data types

Created by r.turner, last updated 06 Jul 2020

A data type is the storage type for a field, and determines how the field data is validated and indexed for search.

Contensis supports the following basic data types:

Type Description
string Used for text entries such as titles, content or markup
integer A whole number
decimal A number with a fractional part
boolean A value of true or false
dateTime A point in time
object Any arbitrary structure as JSON or a string
stringArray An array of strings
integerArray An array of integers
decimalArray An array of decimals
dateTimeArray An array of dateTimes
objectArray An array of objects
{ "string": "This is a simple string", "integer": 24, "decimal": 1.34, "boolean": true, "dateTime": "2016-10-12T09:29:18.5144641+01:00", "object": { "id": "12345", "name": "item1" }, "stringArray": [ "Item 1", "Item 2", "Item 3" ], "integerArray": [ 1,2,3 ], "decimalArray": [ 1.2, 3.4, 5.6 ], "dateTimeArray": [ "2017-03-07T14:37:27.0998174+00:00", "2017-03-07T14:39:16.3337294+00:00", "2017-03-07T14:39:19.3495296+00:00" ], "objectArray": [ { "id": "12345", "name": "item1" }, { "id": "67890", "name": "item2" } ] }