|Text||A string of any length, can include Unicode characters.|
|Text or Number||Just like “Text,” except content that is recognized as a number will be shown in the table with right alignment.|
|Telephone Number||Just like text, but can be differentiated if added to later.|
|Number (various)||Only the set number of decimal places will be saved (except for the floating point number). If calculation results or entry values contain more decimal places, they will be discarded.|
|Date||Dates from 1.1.100 to 31.12.9999, can be displayed in a variety of formats. Dates will always be saved with four numbers for the year.|
|Time||Time of day between 00:00:00 and 23:59:59–can be displayed with or without minutes and seconds, as well as with a.m. and p.m.|
|Timestamp||Date with a time of day, e.g.: “27.3.1999 14:35.”|
|Duration||Like time, but the hours can go beyond 24.|
|URL||A website that can be opened with your internet browser.|
|An email address that can open your computer’s email program.|
|External File||Regardless of the file type, simply link with a file reference. Papyrus Author will start it automatically with the viewer/player set as your system’s default.|
|Picture||Links a picture file; displays directly in Papyrus Author.|
|Alarm||An alarm field that can be assigned a date or condition which triggers the alarm.|
Things to note for data types:
Date: If the year of a date “YY” is entered with two places instead of four, the values from 0 to 49 will be displayed with 2000 + YY, and 50 to 99 will be displayed with 1900 + YY.
Time: Other separators besides the colon “:” can be used, or you can also not use any at all: “12:30” is the same as “12.30” or “1230”. For duration, however, a separator is necessary, since it is possible to have a duration of more than 99 hours.