When you create a new dialer campaign, a standard set of information and display layout about each voter is sent from PDI/PDI-Q to the dialer. The default information is the voter's full name, party, sex, age, and permanent vote-by-mail status. The information will be displayed in the upper-left area of the phoners' screens.
You can modify that information when you create the campaign in the PDI/PDI-Q. To make the changes, look at the bottom area of the campaign creation screen. You see the default setup, and a list of fields that you can add to the display, along with labels.
To add a text label or a field on the next line down, click on the new line icon next to the label or field name. To add a label or field to the right of the last item, click on the same line icon.
Geographic or district information: you can display the city, congressional, state senate, and other district information by selecting the appropriate field from the list.
Support status: to display the current support status for each voter, make sure that you choose the appropriate Candidate/Ballot Measure in step 4, and then add the support field to the Display Layout. The abbreviated support status will be displayed (SS - strong support or yes, LS - lean support, U - undecided, LO - lean opposed, SO - strongly oppose or no, R - refused to state).
Custom fields: you can configure up to 20 custom fields, based on Saved Universes. (Accounts that have custom data fields can also display the contents of those fields.)
To set up a custom field, click on the Custom Fields tab. Choose the Saved Universe from the dropdown list, and then type in the text that you want to display for all voters in that saved universe. In the example below, all voters in the "PVBM maybe early" saved universe will be marked with the text "Early PAV".
Once you have set up and saved the custom fields that you want to use, you can create the campaign. In the display information area, you will now see your saved custom field(s) at the bottom of the list of fields, and you can add them to the display layout for the campaign.
When you have finished setting up the information to be displayed, you can complete the dialer campaign creation as usual.