Deprecated - Custom Field Type: Dynamic Data – Data Grid

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Ambox warning pn.png This feature is deprecated and should no longer be used, but may still be available for reasons of backwards compatibility.

Field Display


General Description

Displays sets of additional custom fields as records in a grid layout. A summary value for example a sum or a count can be displayed.

Field Options

Option Description Format
Custom Field ID The unique ID number associated with the custom field. Not Applicable
Field Type The list of available Field Types. @fieldtype@
Field Name The name of the field, used internally to reference the user's input; @fieldname@
Caption  The leading question or prologue before the field. @caption@
Display Order  The order (relative to other fields) in which this field is displayed. @displayorder@
Description Definition and general description of the custom field. Will not be displayed. @description@
  • Label Display: Determines the location of the field caption. Options include: Left of Field, Above Field, No Caption, Hide Caption. Note: this option was previously called Label Display. (See examples here.)
  • On New Record: Controls how the field should be displayed until record has been saved once.
    • Always Display: Field will be exposed both before and after the record is saved.
    • Hide on New Record: Field will be hidden until record is saved.
    • Only Show on New Record: Field will be exposed until record is saved, and then it will be hidden. This option is useful for fields that provide instructions for filling out forms before saving.

Special Options for Field

  • Aggregated Function – Display a single summary value from the grid. See notes below.


The following syntax is used to display an aggregate function:

  • Count(*) – counts the rows in the grid.
  • Sum(fieldname) – sums a numeric field.
  • Avg(fieldname) – averages a numeric field.

Only one aggregate function can be used. The aggregate function result will be displayed when the field is collapsed. This value can be reported on, but you cannot currently create a report based on the individual records.

The SmartSimple reporting engine cannot report on this field type, but the values can be displayed in a Web Page View field.