Deprecated - Custom Field Type: Display Only – Text or System Object

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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

Example #1 Static text


Example #2 Chart


General Description

Displays a block of static text for instructional purposes, or a link to some other SmartSimple entity (or external URL). Typically, this field type is used to embed a chart into some related entity. For example, a chart of the user’s login history into their profile.

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.
  • SmartField View - Include or exclude this field from SmartField Views (@SmartFields@) or only display this field for SmartField Views. See SmartField View for further details.

Special Options for Field

  • Text/Link - Supports both static text for display purposes or system links such as a report or chart link.
  • Visibility Condition: See the Visibility Condition Wiki page.
  • Field Permission Matrix: See the Field Permission Matrix Wiki page.
  • Services: When services are enabled, the caption of the field will acquire a dotted underline. The services can be accessed by hovering your mouse over the field caption.
  • Enable Map Service: Enables the map icon Ps10.jpg that will launch the user’s selected map service (configured in Personal Settings) and display a map of the content of the field.
  • Enable People Search Service: Enables the people search icon Searchicon.png that will launch a variety of search services and display the contact details from those services.
  • Enable Organization Search Service: Enables the organization search icon Orgsearchicon.png that will launch a variety of search services and display the organization's details from those services.


  • This field supports HTML for additional formatting.
  • This field is similar to Read Only - Text, but also allows inclusion of report chart URLs when you need to append the objectid to the chart so it will only report based on the current object.