Field Organization

Each field is assigned to a privilege section. Privilege sections determine which users can view and modify fields on forms. For example, you could set up the Owner, Project, and State fields to be accessible only to users assigned to the Manager role.

On a quick form, fields are gathered automatically according to their privilege sections. On a custom form, privilege sections control accessibility of fields, but you can arrange the fields any way you like. See Quick Forms or Custom Forms? for details.

You can rename field sections on the Labels tab and Icons tab of the table Property Editor. See Labels Tab of the Table Property Editor and Icons Tab of the Table Property Editor for details.

Each field type is associated with a default privilege section, which is assigned when you drag it onto the table editor. You can change the privilege section using the Privilege section drop-down list on the General tab of the field Property Editor. Only those privilege sections that are allowed for the field are available in the list. For example, a required system field cannot be associated with the Not Used privilege section.

By default, field definitions (including the privilege section) are inherited by the associated workflows and passed on to sub-workflows. You can override field definitions in these workflows and in any state or transition associated with them. For details, see Field Privileges Tab of the Application Workflow, State, and Transition Property Editor.

Provided Field Sections

SBM provides several privilege sections. The following list includes system fields for primary and auxiliary tables as examples of how the various privilege sections are typically used.

Related Topics

Table Editor