Creating custom data types for custom fields - Security Center 5.9

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.9

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To use something other than the standard data types when creating custom fields, you can create your own custom data types.

What you should know

Custom data types define a list of values based on a standard data type. Custom data types appear in a drop-down list in the Custom fields tab of the entity’s configuration page.


  1. Open the System task, and click the General settings view.
  2. Click the Custom fields page, and click the Custom data types tab.
  3. Click at the bottom of the custom data type list.
  4. In the Edit custom data type page, enter the Name, Description, and Type for your custom data type, and click Next.
  5. In the Data entry page, enter a value in the Value field and click .

    The entered value is added to the enumerated list.

  6. Define other possible values for this data type.
  7. When you are finished, click Next, Next, and Close.