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How to Use the File Uploader Field Type

One of my favourite field types in Event Wizard®, the File Uploader, is probably the most overlooked. Not anymore! This field has so many uses that it’s time it got its own post.

The File Uploader field type does exactly what the name suggests; it allows your registrants to upload files.

This field can be used in a number of ways but the ones that are most useful to me are:

  • When using a registration form to have sponsors sign up and pay the sponsor fee you can also have them upload their logo.
  • When conducting a call for papers it’s a great way for the submitter to get their files to you.
  • When speakers are registering for your event they are able to upload their bios or photos.

So how does this field type work? First thing is to add it to your form like you would any other field.

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The field will appear on the form just like any other. The difference here is the addition of the ‘Select Files’ button.

Once your registration form is live and registrants begin uploading files you will access those files through your reports. Head into your event’s reports and click on the Registrations report. You will see an icon next to each registrant’s toolset where the uploaded files are stored.

 

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Click through this icon and you will see all of the files that particular registrant has uploaded. If the file is an image it will open in a pop-up window when clicked. You can then download the image to your local pc from here. If the file is a document type it will automatically download when the file type is clicked.

The file uploader will support these file formats .jpg; .jpeg; .bmp; .gif; .png; .pdf; .xls; .xlsx; .doc; .docx; .ppt; .pptx.

It’s important to note that any files uploaded will contribute to the file space allowance as displayed in the My Files section of your account.

Now that you see how useful this field type is I don’t blame you if you decide to add it to all of your registration forms moving forward.

If you have any questions about using this form field please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Posted on May 24, 2013 by Mark Turner
Category : Event Wizard® & Event Wizard® Tips
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