Creating and Editing Custom FieldsClick on the Configuration & Preferences button from the main application page.
You'll see the primary configuration page. Here you can choose either the Define Custom Fields link, or click on the Custom Fields menu at the top of the page.
Here you'll see the custom fields definition page.
There are three grave location identifiers that the software uses:
- Section - quadrant of the cemetery
- Lot - grouping of graves
- Grave - individual grave
You can redefine how you want these ID's labeled by changing them in the Location ID boxes here. Keep in mind that you may receive an error if you try to use reserved words.
Additionally, you can re-name five of the already defined fields:
- Birth Place
- Place of Death
- Social State
- Nearest Relative
These fields are only editable because when we first wrote the software we didn't allow the creation of new custom fields, so your only option was to edit existing fields. We kept this feature only to support legacy versions.
If you need a new data field that doesn't already exist in the default database, you can click on the "Add New Field" link at the bottom of the page.
Here you provide a short name for your new custom field... keeping in mind that you should avoid the user of any special characters and keep it as brief as possible.
Then, define the 'type' of custom field you want to create:
- Text - any string of characters (alpha or numeric), with a maximum data length of 255 characters
- Number - any numeric value that does not contain decimal places
- Amount - any numeric value with up to 2 decimal places
- Date - any calendar date... but it must be a full date (month, day and year)
Finally you can choose if the custom field should be hidden, or can be visible, to your read-only visitors to your account (if applicable).
When you're all through making edits, click the SAVE CUSTOM FIELD button.
Repeat as necessary until all your custom fields are defined.