Column Types Supported

Column Types Supported

Data Type/Column Type of a column in a Table defines the nature of values a column could contain and the operations that could be done over the same. Eg., an Age column could be "Positive Number" type. This column can contain only positive numbers and you could apply arthimetic operations over the same.

Data type of a column also determines the formatting options that are possible for displaying the values in the column in various reports created in Zoho Reports.

Zoho Reports supports the following data types (column types) currently.

Data TypeCategoryDescription
Plain TextTextHolds a line of simple text that contains less than 100 characters
Multi Line TextTextHolds multiple lines of text. This data type can hold text of more than 100 characters
E-mailTextHolds an Email Address
URLTextHolds a clickable Hyperlink / Web URL address. eg., http://reports.zoho.com
NumberNumericHolds an integer value (both positive and negative values)
Positive NumberNumericHolds only positive integer values
Decimal NumberNumericHolds decimal values (both positive and negative)
CurrencyNumericHolds a currency value in different country denominations
PercentageNumericHolds a percentage value
Auto NumberNumericHolds auto generated incremental numeric values, which are unique. This would be helpful when you need to have a unique identifier associated to each row/record in the table.
Auto Number column value starts with 1 and each new value will be incremented by 1. Auto Number values will always be unique
DateOthersHolds Date and Time value
Decision BoxOthersHolds a binary value eg., Yes/No, True/False, On/Off
Looked Up ColumnOthersRefers to a column value in another table. Helps to relate two tables. Click to know How to create a Lookup Column.