How to Use Fields

Everything you need to know about Fields, why to use them, and how to customize them.

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What Are Fields?

Fields are important attributes of the links you create in Lasso. A Field could be a rating, a list of pros, a product's dimensions - you name it!

They were built to be incredibly flexible, so you can create the ones that make the most sense for you.

Types of Fields

Lasso has numerous Field options:

  • Short Text: Concise, text-based comparisons

  • Long Text: Longer, text-based comparisons

  • Number: Only numerical values are allowed

  • Rating: Star ratings from 0.0 to 5.0

  • Bulleted List: Shows each element on its own line with a bullet symbol

  • Numbered List: Shows each element on its own line with a number

You can see an example of each Field in the image below:

How to Use Fields

It only takes a few steps to add Fields to your Lasso Displays!

1. Go to the Link Details page for your desired product and click Add Custom Field.

2. That will bring up a pop-up window to either Create new or Add from library.

3. To create a new Field, all you need is a few pieces of information:

  • Field title

  • Field type

  • Field description

Once you've added those, please click the Create Field button. Your Field will now be saved, and you can use it across all your Lasso Displays!

4. To add one of your existing Fields to your Lasso Display, click the Add from library tab.

There, you'll see a list of all of your available Fields. You can pick one, or you can search for it in the text box.

Choose the Field you'd like to add, and it will appear on your Link Details page.

5. Finally, customize your new Field in the available text box.

Click away from the Field, and you'll see your Field information in the example Display in the top right corner.

You can then repeat the process for as many Fields as you'd like on each Display. The options are endless!

Why Should You Use Fields?

Before you can effectively compare products, you need to start saving the data by which you would compare those products. That's what you should think about when creating Fields for your products.

For example, you may want to compare products in your "Best Tools for Writers" post.

In this instance, you could have a Primary Rating Field and a Languages Supported Field for your Displays.

The best part? These Fields can also transfer to Comparison Tables, so you can easily reference the same attribute across multiple products.

Editing Fields

Want to update the name of a Field you created? Want to update the Pros, Cons, and Primary Rating default Field names to reflect your site's language?

You can change the name of your Fields anytime!

To change the name of your Fields:

1. Navigate to the Fields tab in your lefthand sidebar and click on the Field you'd like to update. In this example, we'll choose Pros.

2. The next page will show you all of the products where you use that Field. Please click on the Details tab.

3. Type the new name of your Field in the Field Title box. Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page, and you're all set!

If you have any questions, please contact us via the chat bubble in the bottom right corner of this page or email us at [email protected]. We're here to help!

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