Data Field Types

See also: Types of Data for Table Fields and Database Fields in the calculation function overview for Papyrus Author.

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.
Email 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.

Last updated by on October 30, 2019