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Working With Custom Fields

Custom fields are user defined fields which can be used as resource properties, the same as Type, Description, Last Modified, and so on. They are created and maintained by administrators in Logi Report Server console.

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Creating and Enabling Custom Fields

  1. In the server console, point to Administration on the system toolbar, and then select OtherCustom Fields from the drop-down menu to display the Custom Fields page.

    Custom Fields page

  2. Select New Custom Field.
  3. In the New Custom Field dialog box, provide a name and description for the custom field.

    New Custom Field dialog

  4. To enable the custom field, select the Enabled option.
  5. Select OK to create the custom field.

The new custom field is then added in the custom field table which consists of the following columns.

Column Name Description
Custom Field Name Displays the names of the custom fields.
Description Displays the information about the custom fields.
Enabled Shows whether the custom fields are enabled or not.

In the custom field table, administrators can sort, edit and delete the custom fields as follows:

  • To sort the custom fields by a column, select on the column name.
  • To edit a custom field, select it in the table and select Properties above the table. In the displayed dialog box, modify the name and description for the custom field, change its status if you want, then select OK to accept the changes.
  • To delete a custom field, select it in the table and select Delete above the table. Select OK in the warning message to confirm the deletion. You can select multiple custom fields and delete them at a time.

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Setting Value to Custom Fields

When publishing resources to Logi Report Server, if there are custom fields enabled, they will be displayed in the publishing dialog box and you can specify the value of the custom fields for each resource according to your requirements. The custom field values can also be defined by setting resource properties.

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Hiding Custom Fields

By default, all the enabled custom fields will be displayed the Resources page in the server console. If you want to hide a custom field from being shown in this page, follow the steps below:

Any user can hide a custom field for himself:

  1. In the server console, go to the Resources page and select Tools > Preferences on the task bar.
  2. In the General tab of the Preferences dialog box, clear the check box in front of the corresponding custom field, then select OK.

Or,

  1. In the server console, select My Profile on the system toolbar and select Customize Server Preferences from the drop-down menu.
  2. In the Customize Server Preferences page, go to the General tab, clear the check box in front of the corresponding custom field in the Columns Shown in Resources List section.
  3. Select OK to accept the setting.

Administrators can hide a custom field for all users:

  1. In the server console, point to Administration on the system toolbar, and then select Server Profile > Customize Server Preferences from the drop-down menu.
  2. In the Customize Server Preferences page, go to the General tab, clear the check box in front of the corresponding custom field in the Columns Shown in Resources List section.
  3. Select OK to accept the setting.

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