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Records

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A record is a distinctly identifiable entity.

At the core of Cerb is a record management system for organizing your team’s data.

Two pieces of information are needed to refer to any record:

  1. The record type (e.g. contact, organization, worker).

  2. The unique numeric identifier (“ID”) within that particular record type. IDs are automatically assigned when a new record is created.

Fields

Each record type has a set of fields to describe its attributes. Your first name and age would be two fields that describe you.

Fields types determine what type of data is stored in a field.

Field Type Description
Boolean A true or false value, represented by 1 or 0 respectively
Context A record type
Extension A plugin extension
Float A floating point number
Image A Base64-encoded images
Links A list of context:id pairs representing linked records
Number An integer (whole number)
Object A collection of keys and their associated values
Text Free-form text
Timestamp A 32-bit Unix timestamp integer, representing the number of elapsed seconds since January 1, 1970 00:00:00 GMT
URL A web page URL

Here’s what the fields for a basic worker record might look like for someone on your team:

Field Type Value
ID Number 1
First name Text Kina
Last name Text Halpue
Job title Text Support Manager
Photo File
Administrator Boolean yes
Email address Record kina@cerb.example
Mobile number Phone +1-555-123-4567
Location Text Los Angeles, California, USA
Gender Text female
Created at Date 2002-01-09 04:27:01 UTC
Updated at Date 2018-08-30 10:32:00 UTC