Fields give structure to your data. There are two types of Fields, Custom Fields and Default Fields.
Custom Fields are the Fields you choose to structure your data.
Choosing Custom Fields is a matter of knowing which information needs to be tracked. For example, if you’re creating an App to track and manage Projects, you might need to track the project’s Deadline and Status. In this case, you would choose the Date Field to store the project’s Deadline and the Select Field to store the project’s Status.
If you are unsure which Fields you need to include in your App, you should ask yourself the following question:What information do I need to track for each (in our case, Project) record?
Default Fields are the Fields that are automatically generated when a new App is created. These fields cannot be deleted and are automatically updated when creating or modifying the records. The four default Fields are explained below:
Only Users with Admin Access can modify Apps and add/modify Fields.
If you have Admin Access, you can add/modify Fields from three different places, namely:
Add a new Field
Whenever you’re viewing records in the List View, you can click on + to add new Fields.
Modify existing Fields
To modify existing Fields, you can click on then on Settings option.
Add multiple Fields
If you need to add multiple Fields at once, you can navigate to the Fields page.
To add a new Field, click on + Add Field.
Just enter the Field's name (1) and choose the Field Type (2).
Modify existing Fields
In the Fields page, you can quickly rename the Fields and also change their configuration.
You can also configure the App's Fields while creating or editing a record by clicking on Fields.
When clicking this button, you will be redirected to the Fields Page. When accessing the Fields page while creating or editing a record, a preview of the data in that record will be displayed near some Fields.
You can add Field Sections to group related Fields together. Using sections can be quite handy when your App contains a lot of Fields.
To create a new Field Section, just click on the + Add Section button.
Then, just drag & drop the Fields you want in that section.
The end result:
Note: Ungrouped Fields will be added to the 'Default Section'.
When creating your custom App, you can pick and choose from the following Fields:
Type above and the results will be displayed here.