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Use this dialog to view or change field definitions. Selecting the edit icon for an existing field displays this dialog in edit mode as shown below.
The dialog has three tabs: Standard Properties, Other Properties, and Security.
Use this tab to define basic data for the field.
Field Name - Displays or requests a name for the field. Required input for all types of Custom Element fields. For new fields, click the orange arrow to automatically copy the field name to the Label field, or enter a different name for the field label.
Type - Select a field type from the dropdown. CommonSpot supports over two dozen different field types out-of-the-box. These factory fields display in normal text. You can also build your own custom field types, which are highlighted as shown below. To create new fields, choose Add New Field in Custom Element Field Definitions and other dialogs for creating or editing fields.
Your selection here determines which options display for Other Properties. For specifics on defining properties for each field type, see CommonSpot Field Types.
The field parameters on this tab are specific to the field type selected in the Standard Properties tab. The following shows properties for a Selection List field.
The following types may display on the Other Properties tab:
Maximum Length: Determines the number of characters allowed per field. Requires input for all types of Custom Element fields except for the following types: Check Box, Image, Tree Control, Formatted Text Block, and Date.
Size: The size determines the display size for the field. Required input for the following types only: Text, Selection List, URL, and Email.
Cookie Field: This option is available for Custom Element form fields, simple forms, and metadata forms. It enables pre-populating fields from cookie values. Use this feature to auto-complete forms containing fields completed in other forms. For example, once a user enters name, city, state, etc. in one form, fields requesting these values are prepopulated in the next form. You can use this feature for Text, Selection List, Multi-checkbox, Checkbox, Email, and Radio Button fields.
Default Value: The default value, if entered, is the value that is populated and presented directly in the Custom Element. The field only displays a default value or will be left blank and the user cannot update or change the value. This option is available for input for all types of Custom Element fields except for Checkbox, Image, Tree Control, Formatted Text Block, and Date.
The following fields may also display.
The Security tab defines the field-level permissions. Use this tab to assign users and groups specific rights to the field and its data.
Check Use Explicit Security to restrict editing access to this field, then click the Edit Security Settings button to modify security settings for the field. The Field Security dialog displays for selectively assigning individual users or groups field-level permissions. Click the edit icon to change permissions through the Edit Field Security Permissions dialog.
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