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To use custom fields with hits and reads, you must first create a custom field that applies to user entities.


  1. From the Config Tool home page, open the System task, and click the General settings view.
  2. Click the Custom fields page, and click Add an item .
  3. From the Entity type drop-down list in the Add custom field dialog box, select User.
  4. From the Data type drop-down list, select a standard or custom data type for the custom field.
    For example, select Text.
  5. In the Name field, type the name for the custom field.
    For example, type Patrol Team.
  6. (Optional) In Default value field, type or select the default value for this field.
  7. Depending on the selected data type, the following additional options are available:
    Select this option if the custom field cannot be empty.
    Value must be unique
    Select this option if the value of the custom field must be unique.
    NOTE: The unique value option can only be enforced after the field is created. To enforce this option, you must first make sure that all entities in your system have a distinct value for this custom field, then edit this custom field to apply the unique value option to it. Selecting this option automatically selects the Mandatory option.
    Select this option if you want this field to be encrypted in the database (encryption at rest).
    NOTE: You must make that decision at creation time. You cannot change this option after the field is created. For other limitations regarding custom field encryption, see About custom fields.
  8. Under the Layout section, type the Group name, and select the Priority from the drop-down list.
    These two attributes are used when displaying the field in the Custom fields page of associated entity. The group name is used as the group heading, and the priority dictates the display order of the field within the group.
  9. In the Security section, click to add users and user groups that will be able to see this custom field.
    By default, only administrators can see a custom field.
  10. Click Save and close.
  11. Click Apply.


The new custom field is available in your users’ Custom fields page.