Deprecated - Custom Field Type: Store Values – System Variables

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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.

General Description

Used to store an existing value from another field. The example above stores a value from a “parent” UTA entity to a level 2 item.
Value on the field is updated each time you save.
You can report on this field.

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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@

  • Variables: Reference to field to be stored. Example: The use of the @currentdate@, in this field can mimic a last modified date feature.
  • Tool Tip: When the user hovers their mouse pointer over the caption of a field, the text in this section will appear.
  • 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.


General Options

  • Searchable: This field can be searched within the tracking application.
  • Track Changes: Keeps track of changes made to this field.
  • Hide Field: Field will be hidden.
  • Disable Field From Global Search: Selecting this option means that the contents of this field will not be displayed in Global Search results.
  • 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.


Value Storage

  • Value Storage: Enables linking two different custom fields to the same user data. See Value Stores To page.

Permissions & Availability Tab

See Also