When you are working on a custom form, you can create a new custom field and add it to a custom form.
You can also add a custom field that was already added to another custom form. For instructions, see Reuse a custom field or widget in a custom form.
For information about adding an asset widget to a custom form, which is a process similar to adding a custom field, see Add or edit an asset widget in a custom form.
In a custom form containing a lot of custom fields or a lot of multi-select options in custom fields, users might experience a slower performance when adding or changing values in those fields. For example, a form containing 100 custom fields, or multi-select custom fields with more than 200 options, might be slower when users interact with it.
You must have the following to perform the steps in this article:
Adobe Workfront plan*
|Adobe Workfront license*||Plan|
|Access level configurations*||
Administrative access to custom forms
For information about how Workfront administrators grants this access, see Grant users administrative access to certain areas.
*To find out what plan, license type, or access level configurations you have, contact your Workfront administrator.
Begin creating or editing a custom form, as described in Create or edit a custom form.
Open the Add a field tab.
With New Field selected, select one of the field types listed below:
|Single Line Text Field||Allows users to type a single line of text in the field.|
|Paragraph Text Field||Allows users to type multiple lines of text in the field.|
|Text Field with Formatting||Allows users to type multiple lines of text in the field and format the text with bold, italics, underline, bullets, numbering, hyperlinks, and block quotes. This is available in Home, the Updates area, lists, and the Details area for Workfront objects. A character limit of 15,000 allows for plenty of text and formatting.
For information about accessing this field through the API, see Rich text field storage in the API.
NOTE: Text fields with formatting are not available for Workfront mobile apps (available in coming releases).
|Dropdown||Provides a list of drop-down choices.|
|Typeahead||Allows users to type the name of an object that exists in Workfront. A list of suggestions appears when the user starts typing.|
|Calculated||Allows you to define an expression and display the result on the custom form. For more information, see Add calculated data to a custom form.|
|Date||Displays a calendar where users can select a date and time.|
|Checkboxes||Allows users to select multiple choices.|
|Radio Buttons||Requires users to select only one choice.|
|Descriptive Text||Allows you to include instructions and link to pages outside Workfront.|
|Section Break||A section break is actually not a field. You can use a section break to organize your custom fields and widgets into sections and, if necessary, configure different viewing and editing permissions for each section. For information about adding and configuring section breaks, see Add a section break to a custom form.|
On the Field Settings tab, configure the options that are available for the type of custom field you are adding:
(Required) Type a descriptive label to display above the custom field. You can change the label at any time.
IMPORTANT: Avoid using special characters in this label. They don't display correctly in reports.
(Required) This name is how the system identifies the custom field when you add it to various areas throughout Workfront, such as reports, Home, and API interactions.
When you are configuring the custom field for the first time and you type the label, the Name field populates automatically to match it. But the Label and Name fields are not synchronized—this gives you the freedom to change the label that your users see without having to change the name that the system sees.
Each custom field name must be unique in your organization's Workfront instance. This way, you can reuse one that was already created for another custom form. For more information, see Add a custom field to a custom form in this article.
Type any additional information about the custom field. When users fill out the custom form, they can hover over the question mark icon to view a tool tip containing the information you type here.
Select the type of data that will be captured in the custom field.
|Display Type||(Dropdown, checkboxes, and radio buttons only) Switch the type of option selection you want for the field.|
|Size||(Text fields only) Select a width for the field.|
|Display Time of Day||(Date fields only) Select this option if you want to show the time of day along with the date in the field.|
|Referenced Object Type||
(Typeahead fields only) Select the object type that you want to associate with the field.
Once you have clicked Apply or Save+Close, you cannot change the object type for the field.
(Typeahead fields only) Add a filter for an object type to limit the objects users can choose when they are using the field.
For example, you could limit a field so that user names can be selected only if they meet the following criteria:
You must define the filter for the object type you selected using Text Mode syntax. For instructions on creating a filter, see Add a custom field to a custom form in the article Add a custom field to a custom form. For information about creating a filter using Text Mode, see the section Edit text mode in a filter in the article Text Mode overview.
|Descriptive Text||(Descriptive Text fields only) Type the text that you want to display to provide instructions or a link on the custom form.|
|Hyperlink||(Descriptive Text fields only) If you want to apply a hyperlink to the Descriptive Text you have typed, add it here.|
|Make a required field||Select this option if you want the field to be required in order for the user to complete the custom form.|
|Track field changes in update feeds||
Click the drop-down list, then select the object types where you want to automatically track the field's value changes.
NOTE: This option is not available for the following:
IMPORTANT: Selecting or deselecting an object type here affects all custom forms that are associated with the selected object type and that contain this field. For example, if you deselect an object type here and save the custom form, the field's value changes are no longer tracked for that object type in any custom form that contains the field.
After you select an object type here for a field and save the custom form, the field displays on the Custom Fields tab in the Update Feeds area in Setup.
Conversely, if this field is deleted in the Update Feeds area in Setup, the object type for this setting is deselected on all custom forms that are associated with the object type and that contain this field.
|Add Logic||Specify which fields should appear on the form, based on selections users make in existing fields. For more information, see Add display logic and skip logic to a custom form.|
(Dropdown, Checkboxes, or Radio Buttons only; optional)
(Conditional) To change the display type of a field on the custom form, click the Display Type drop-down menu, then click the type you want.
You can switch between the following field display types:
For example, if you have created a Checkboxes field, you can change it to a Dropdown field or a Radio Buttons field. Or, if you have created a Single Line Text Field, you can change it to a Paragraph Text field.
Consider the following when you want to change a field’s display type from a checkbox field or a multi-select dropdown field (a dropdown allowing more than one option to be selected) to a single-select field type:
(Optional) Repeat steps 2-6 to add other custom fields.
Add fields that have already been created for your organization, as explained in Reuse a custom field or widget in a custom form.
You can add up to 500 fields and widgets on a single custom form. However, performance degradation can occur when more than 100 exist on a form, depending on its complexity. Examples of complex forms include forms with cascading parameters, calculated custom data fields, and multiple value options in a single field.
If you want to continue building your custom form in other ways, continue on to one of the following articles: