Data types

A data type is the storage type for a field, and determines how the field data is validated and indexed for search.

Contensis supports the following basic data types:

Type Description
string Used for text entries such as titles, content or markup
integer A whole number
decimal A number with a fractional part
boolean A value of true or false
dateTime A point in time
object Any arbitrary structure as JSON or a string
stringArray An array of strings
integerArray An array of integers
decimalArray An array of decimals
dateTimeArray An array of dateTimes
objectArray An array of objects


    "string": "This is a simple string",
    "integer": 24,
    "decimal": 1.34,
    "boolean": true,
    "dateTime": "2016-10-12T09:29:18.5144641+01:00",
    "object": {
        "id": "12345",
        "name": "item1"
    "stringArray": [
        "Item 1",
        "Item 2",
        "Item 3"
    "integerArray": [
    "decimalArray": [
        1.2, 3.4, 5.6
    "dateTimeArray": [
    "objectArray": [
            "id": "12345",
            "name": "item1"
            "id": "67890",
            "name": "item2"

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