With custom fields, you can have your own set of fields to standardise and regulate the data captured for an asset, of any asset type, thereby restricting the values to be entered only in a specific format.
A sample screen of how the custom fields will be displayed on an asset inspector is shown below:
Accessing the Custom Asset Fields
From the Assets workspace, navigate to the asset settings.
Under the Asset settings context menu, select Custom fields.
To create custom fields, you will first create a custom field group that will hold the different custom fields together, so that when you add this group to the asset, all of the custom fields under it will get added in one go.
What are the different field types you can apply to a custom field
There are a wide range of field types available to choose from when creating custom fields to ensure the data is stored reliably.
The complete set of available field types are shown using examples below:
All of the field types are quite self-explanatory, they expect the same input as indicated by their Type name.
The List type is no different, only that it has an additional step to add the options that should appear in the dropdown list , as shown in the next section.
Creating a List Type Custom Field
Select List type from the available custom field types in the dropdown list and name the custom field. You can also ensure the custom field is filled out for sure by making it mandatory.
Enter the dropdown options that the List type custom field will display on the asset inspector.
The custom field groups and custom asset fields are now available as shown below:
Associate the custom field groups with the Asset Types
Now, when a user creates a new asset of an asset type that's associated with the custom fields, they will see the custom fields on the asset inspector, ready to be filled with values against them.
Next up, see how to create an asset as discussed in Create an Asset.