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The documentation for versions 2.21 and older can be found here.

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How many field types exist?

Currently, thirteen field types exist.

Those field types are:

Text input

Multiline text


Multi select

Cascade select

Date input (old)

Date input (new)

User select

Phone number

Instant Messenger

Language select

Country select

Retrieved from LDAP

Dependent field

Why should I use the profile field type Multiline text ?

It allows users to enter text. Users can also use line breaks and create lists. It's just a bigger text field which is not limited to a single line. It's a great field type for a short user introduction.

The multiline text also allows users to enter links. Those links will become clickable.

Special configuration

How to use line breaks in Multiline text when syncing via XML

As the name suggests, the Multiline text field type offers the ability to store multiple lines of text in a profile field. If you wish to use this profile field via XML, here's what you need to consider:

  • Use line breaks via <br>
  • Use CDATA
Line breaks in an XML user profiles sync

This page was last edited on 09/29/2023.