To add more information to the properties of entities in your system, you can create custom fields.
If you want to create a custom field using your own custom data type, the data type must already be created.
Before you begin
- Open the System task, and click the General settings view.
- Click the Custom fields page, and click at the bottom of the custom field list.
From the Entity type drop-down list in the Add custom
field dialog box, select the entity type this custom field applies to.
- From the Data type drop-down list, select a standard or custom data type for the custom field.
- In the Name field, type the name for the custom field.
(Optional) In Default value field, type or select the default
value for this field.
This value is displayed by default when an entity that uses this custom field is created.
Depending on the selected data type, the following additional options appear:
- Select it if the custom field cannot be empty.
- Value must be unique
- Select it 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 come back to this tab to apply the unique value option to it. Selecting this option automatically selects the Mandatory option.
Under the Layout section, type the Group
name, and select the Priority from the drop-down
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.
Under the Security section, click to add users and user groups that will be able to see this
By default, only administrators can see a custom field.
- Click Save and close.
The new custom field is now available in the Custom fields page of the selected entity type, and can be used to search for those entity types in the Search tool.