Custom field types

Prerequisites
  • Genesys Cloud 2

The following permissions are required to create custom fields:

  • ExternalContacts > CustomFields > Add, Edit, and View

The following permission is required for agents to see and use custom fields:

  • ExternalContacts > CustomFieldsView

Provide personalized experience by leveraging custom information about your customers. For example, perhaps your company offers a rewards program that requires you to add a membership ID and other associated data to a contact. Or perhaps your company wants to designate VIP customers and route them to specific agents. Custom fields for external organizations and contacts gives you the ability to create the fields to help you do that and more.

When you create a custom field, the following field types are available:

Custom field types

Field type Description Searchable Notes
Checkbox A binary interactive box No
Date A selectable date No
Date & Time A selectable date with time No
Dropdown A drop-down list of string data No 50 drop-down options max;
100 characters max per drop-down option.
Identifier A unique single-line string Yes 100 characters max;
Search for the exact, complete identifier string, case insensitive.
Integer A whole number No
Number A number field with a decimal No
Tag A single-line string with multiple strings Yes

100 characters max;
10 tags/strings max;
Search for the exact, complete tag/string, case insensitive.

Text A single-line string Yes

100 characters max;
Search for a complete word in the field, case insensitive.

Text Area A multi-line string Yes 1000 characters max;
Search for a complete word in the field, case insensitive.
URL A single-line string that links to a webpage No 200 characters max.