About text fields

Use text fields to store letters, symbols, and numbers used as text. Indexes are based on the words or values in the fields.


  • Text fields can hold values that are combinations of letters, numbers, and special characters, like phone numbers, postal codes, or serial numbers.
  • Text fields sort in alphabetical order (left to right, character by character).
  • To specify how data in a text field displays (for example, to specify a font), see Formatting and setting up field objects in Layout mode.