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Difference between field types 'checkbox' and 'checkboxes'

Hi
Does anyone know the difference between the field types 'checkbox' and 'checkboxes'?
Thanks!
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Re: Difference between field types 'checkbox' and 'checkboxes'

Checkbox assumes it is a boolean field with only true/false values
Checkboxes allows you to specify an infinite number of value options, and will display one check box per value.

I have used Checkboxes even in cases where I was populating a boolean field. The reason was that I could better control what the label of the check box looks like.

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Re: Difference between field types 'checkbox' and 'checkboxes'

Where do you see that? When creating a custom field, I only see "Checkbox." I imagine "Checkboxes" would be mutli-select (one field with many checkbox options).
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Re: Difference between field types 'checkbox' and 'checkboxes'

Checkbox assumes it is a boolean field with only true/false values
Checkboxes allows you to specify an infinite number of value options, and will display one check box per value.

I have used Checkboxes even in cases where I was populating a boolean field. The reason was that I could better control what the label of the check box looks like.

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Re: Difference between field types 'checkbox' and 'checkboxes'

We use Checkboxes (instead of checkbox) on all of our forms.  Like Nicole said, "checkboxes" offers more flexibility with the label.  There's no "Edit" values option or "Label to Right" option when using "checkbox"
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Re: Difference between field types 'checkbox' and 'checkboxes'

Thank you guys!
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Re: Difference between field types 'checkbox' and 'checkboxes'

Dan, when you say 'Label to right' does it mean the checkbox is on the left side? If so, it's not working for me... And I'm trying to reproduce that as I used to be able to do it in the form 1.0.
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Re: Difference between field types 'checkbox' and 'checkboxes'

That's correct.  Here's how it works in our instance:

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Re: Difference between field types 'checkbox' and 'checkboxes'

Got it! Thanks for the picture!