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Several of the 39 custom fields are set up by default (and you can certainly edit them), and others can be added as shown below.

To locate Recipient fields in the admin console, go to Settings > Account settings > Recipient fields

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  • Field ID: a numeric identifier
  • Field name: choose a name that easily defines which kind of data the field contains
  • Default value*: is used when a message is sent, if the field is inserted into the message as a dynamic field. If the field is empty for one or more recipients, the default value is used when the message is sent out to those recipients.
  • Dynamic field (Y/N): if set to Yes, the field will be available in the list of fields that can be inserted into a message using the corresponding feature in the message editor when adding or editing a message
  • Required field (Y/N): if set to Yes, the field will be considered a required field on subscription forms that use the default form field validation code that is included in MailUp.

 


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titleAdditional notes on the Default Value

* The Default value: 

  • is not used during the creation of a recipient (regardless of how it is created): that field will not be populated with the default value when the recipient is created
  • is not used in forms that contain that field (example: a registration form): same as above.
  • is only used when the field is inserted into a message as a dynamic field. When the field is empty for a recipient, the default value is inserted into the message (for more information see: using dynamic fields)


The action menu on the right side allows you to:

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Recipient fields are used in a variety of scenarios.

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titleHow many characters can I use in the recipient fields?

The official answer is complex because it depends on the encoding used for that list.

Considering: 

1) Each recipient field has a maximum length of 200 bytes

2) By default encoding set to a list is UTF-8, which uses from 1 to 4 bytes per character

...in most cases 100 characters work in the recipient field

 

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