Change an Entity Field

To change an entity field, do the procedure in this topic.

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Prerequisites

Good to Know

  • All entities create 5 standard fields by default. These fields are read-only. You can not change or delete these fields, and you can not give them values:
    • ID
    • Created Date
    • Last Modified Date
    • Created By
    • Last Modified By
  • After you configure the field type, you can not change it.

How to Start

  1. On the Entities screen, click an entity.
  2. Click the Fields tab.
  3. On the Custom Fields section, click the field.
  4. On the field details screen, click Edit Edit icon.

Procedure

  1. Change these field properties as necessary:
    Field Name Definition

    Display Name

    Function:
    Specifies the name that shows for the entity field in AgilePoint NX.
    Accepted Values:
    One line of text that can have spaces.
    Default Value:
    None
    Example:
    Refer to:

    Description

    Function:
    A text description for your entity field.
    Accepted Values:
    More than one line of text.
    Default Value:
    None
    Accepts Process Data Variables:
    No

    Max Length

    Function:
    Specifies the maximum number of characters you can enter in an entity field.
    To Open this Field:
    1. On the New Field screen, select Text.
    2. Click Next.
    Accepted Values:
    An integer.
    Default Value:
    100

    Default Value

    Function:
    Specifies the default value of the entity field.
    To Open this Field:
    1. On the New Field screen, select one of these:
      • Numeric.
      • Phone.
    2. Click Next.
    Accepted Values:
    An integer.
    Default Value:
    None

    Allow users to customize this field

    Function:
    Lets other users to change the data for this entity field.
    Accepted Values:
    Default Value:
    Off

    Mark as Internal

    Function:
    Specifies whether the entity field shows in AgilePoint NX applications.
    Accepted Values:
    • On - The field shows in applications.
    • Off - The field does not show in applications.
    Default Value:
    Off

    Indexed Field

    Function:
    Specifies whether this entity field is searchable.
    Accepted Values:
    • On - The entity field is searchable.
    • Off - The entity field is not searchable.
    Default Value:
    Off

    Is Visible in Data Tab

    Function:
    Specifies whether the entity field is visible in the Entity screen > Data tab.
    Accepted Values:
    • On - The entity field shows on the data tab.
    • Off - The entity field does not show on the data tab.
    Default Value:
    Off
  2. Click Update.