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Caution: This documentation is for eZ Publish legacy, from version 3.x to 5.x.


Authors Stores info about additional authors. Yes. No.
Checkbox Stores a binary value (on or off). Yes. Yes.
Country Stores a user country. [Webshop] Yes. Yes.
Date Validates and stores a date value. Yes. No.
Date and time Validates and stores a date and a time value. Yes. No.
E-mail Validates and stores an E-mail address. Yes. Yes.
File Stores any type of file. Yes. No.
Float Validates and stores a decimal value. No. No.
Identifier Generates a non-editable identification string. Yes. No.
Image Validates and stores a digital image. No. No.
Ini setting DEPRECATED Yes. No.
Integer Validates and stores an integer value. Yes. No.
ISBN Validates and stores an ISBN value. Yes. No.
ISBN (as of 4.5) Validates and stores an ISBN value. Yes. No.
Keywords Stores keywords. Yes. No.
Matrix Stores multiple rows and columns of text. Yes. No.
Media Stores a media file (Flash/QT/Real/etc.). No. No.
Multi-option DEPRECATED Yes. No.
Multi-option2 Allows option selections (supports enabling/disabling of options, images, nested option sets and dependencies). [Webshop] Yes. No.
Multi-price Stores prices in different currencies (inc/ex VAT). [Webshop] Yes. No.
Object relation Stores a relation to a content object. Yes. No.
Object relations Stores relations to other content objects. Yes. No.
Option Allows an option selection. [Webshop] No. Yes.
Package DEPRECATED No. No.
Price Stores a price (inc/ex VAT). [Webshop] No. No.
Product category Stores a product category. [Webshop] Yes. No.
Range option Allows an integer selection. [Webshop] No. No.
Selection Stores single and multiple choices. Yes. No.
Subtree subscription DEPRECATED No. No.
Text block Stores multiple lines of unformatted text. Yes. Yes.
Text line Stores a single line of unformatted text. Yes. Yes.
Time Validates and stores a time value. No. No.
URL Validates and stores a URL / address. No. No.
User account Validates and stores info about a user. Yes. No.
XML block Validates and stores multiple lines of formatted text. Yes. No.

Balazs Halasy (20/01/2005 3:42 pm)

Balazs Halasy (06/05/2005 1:00 pm)


  • You have more community provided datatypes

    If you need other datatypes, you can find some there :

    • Re: You have more community provided datatypes

      since 3.8.6, ezselection can collect informations.

      The default template doesn't exist...
  • Combined datatype

    Hi everybody,

    I need a datatype combining the option's datatype with the object relation's datatype for a specific class as same as poll's class of ez. For each option, i would like associate a image object.

    Can you help me ?
  • More community datatypes - another location


    you'll find many more datatypes at


    Greetings, ekke