Configuring Fields → Field Types and Settings → Text Fields
Text fields allow users to enter information about primary and auxiliary items. The number of characters allowed in Text fields depends on the DBMS you are using and the Style options selected for the field in SBM Composer.
The following Text field attributes can be modified for default fields in projects and transition fields. Attributes set for fields in the Default Fields list apply to all transitions; attributes set for fields for a transition apply only to that transition.
For projects, select this check box to override field properties inherited from the parent project or workflow.
Indicates that users are required to provide a value for this field. If a value was previously set for the field, the field label appears in green, italic text on forms.
Indicates that the field is available when users mass update items in a project. Mass updates allow users to simultaneously transition, update, or delete multiple primary items and to simultaneously update or delete multiple auxiliary items.
Indicates that users can view but not edit the field.
Set or override a default value for the field as needed.
You can use a Rich Text Editor to format default values for Memo and Journal fields if the Enable Rich Text check box is selected in the Display Options section.
If you choose to manually enter HTML as a default value, be aware that obviously "suspicious" ("dangerous") HTML is not rendered at runtime.
If the Enable Rich Text check box is cleared for the field, only plain text is allowed. Carriage or hard returns can be entered in the default values for Memo and Journal fields, but not for Fixed Length fields.
Select to retain the field's current value when the transition is complete.
Select to clear the field's current value.
Select to use a default value for the field as the user executes the transition. You can then select a default value.
You can also view the following settings, which are defined in SBM Composer. These settings cannot be modifed in Application Administrator.
Allows users to enter up to approximately 64,000 unicode characters.
Automatically inserts a date, time, and user ID when users add text to the field. The Journal field's timestamp entry is stored in the database in Unix time, which is the number of seconds since Jan. 1, 1970 in UTC.
Indicates the number of allowed unicode characters, up to a maximum of 255.
Available for Journal fields only. Indicates that users are required to append text to information already provided for the field.
Available for Journal fields only. Indicates that users can only append text to existing Journal entries. If this check box is cleared, users can modify data in existing entries.
Indicates provided prefix and suffix for values for the field. The prefix and suffix can contain formatting HTML or plain text.
Indicates that users can search for data in this field using Basic Search, Advanced Search, Global Search, and the Knowledge Base.
Indicates that the Rich Text Editor is enabled for the field. This enables users to apply basic formatting to text in the field, and for you to format default values.
The Enable Rich Text option applies only to Memo and Journal fields. This setting can be changed in SBM Composer.
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