Calculated custom field example: display the manager of an issue’s creator on the issue custom form

Using a calculated custom field, you can display the name of the manager of an issue’s creator on a custom form attached to the issue. Using the same statement, you can build similar calculated fields for projects, issues, and other objects.

Access requirements

You must have the following access to perform the steps in this article:

Adobe Workfront plan*
Adobe Workfront license*
Access level configurations*

Administrative access to Custom forms
For information about granting administrative access from the access level, see Grant users administrative access to certain areas.

Note: If you still don't have access, ask your Workfront administrator if they set additional restrictions in your access level. For information on how a Workfront administrator can change your access level, see Create or modify custom access levels.

Object permissions

Contribute access to the object where the form is attached with access to Edit the Custom Form

For information on requesting additional access, see Request access to objects.

*To find out what plan, license type, or access you have, contact your Workfront administrator.

Display the manager of an issue’s creator on the issue custom form

The following steps show how you can create a calculated field for an issue custom form where you can capture the name of the manager of the user who created the issue. The process is identical when you want to capture the name of the manager of a user who created a task, a project, a portfolio, for example.

  1. Create an issue custom form and add a calculated field to it.

    For information about creating a custom form and adding calculated fields to it, see the following articles:

  2. Copy and paste the following text mode code into the Calculation field of the custom form:

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    note tip
    Custom field calculations are case sensitive.
  3. Click Done, then Save + Close.

    The manager of the user who created the issue displays in the calculated field when the form that contains the field is attached to an issue.