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Add or edit Fields

Fields are the lowest level in the User Interface Editor hierarchical structure. This is where users will contribute to data within the database. Fields can only be added to an element, not directly to a group or tab.
When adding a field, admins can choose from 8 field types. See Field Types below. The field types have some common characteristics and some are unique special conditions.


An element with three fields; Yes/No, Text, and Numeric - working together

Create new field 

  1. Select the element where the new fields should be added. 

  2. Select "New field" in the top menu and choose the desired field type from the drop-down menu, or right-click an element and select “New field → ”

  3. Enter properties. Read more details below.


Example of properties for a “Text” field

Field types

Fields may be of different types and also have different properties according to type.

Field type


Multi line text

A text field that covers several lines is designed for fields that potentially will contain paragraphs of text. The size of the area of the box is defined by both height and width


Formatted Text

It has the same usage as multi-line text but allows for formatting (e.g., Bold, Italic, colored text, etc.

Formatted text fields cannot be used for excel import/export workflows and cannot be added as columns to lists.


Yes/No field (checkbox). Can be used alone or together with other field types. e.g. as an enabler of other fields.



Field for numerical values. Define the total number of digits allowed, and number of decimals. Data type must match when syncing with external data sources.


Multiple choice

Fields offering users to choose between several predefined options (text). Can be presented as a drop-down menu (combo-box) or radio groups.


combo box (left)
radio group (right)


One-line text field



Field for setting date.


Fixed text

Field for fixed text which cannot be edited.

Fixed text fields cannot be used for excel import/export workflows and cannot be added as columns to lists. They only show in the User Interface.



Some properties are common to all field types, and others are specific to certain field types. The last column in the table (Field type) will inform which field type the property is available for:



Field type


Database unique ID for the field



Optional label to be placed either before or after the field. Use the associated dropdown to define where to show the label.



Help text that will appear as users hover over the field in the user interface


Enabled/Disabled by

If you want the selected field to be enabled/activated by a Yes/No field. Use the associated dropdown list to select a yes/no field available within the tab. A field can not be enabled by a Yes/No field placed in another tab.



Set to read-only to lock values. Setting this option will prevent changes from all sources (Desktop, WEB, Excel, Revit/Archicad, API etc.)

All, except Fixed text


Option to overwrite default height. By default, the field will span to use available space. It’s recommended to use default behavior, but overwrite if you have special needs.

Insert height in rows vertically.

Multi line text, Formatted text


Option to overwrite the default with of the field. By default, the field will span to use available space. It’s recommended to use default behavior, but overwrite if you have special needs.

Insert width in pixels horizontally.

Text, Multi line text, Formatted text, Numeric, Multiple choice, Fixed text


Only available for Fixed text. This property contain the text value you want to show in the user interface.

Fixed text

Underline & Center

Only available for Fixed text. Controls underline of the text value and if text value should be center aligned or not. Default behavior is left aligned

Fixed text

Show label above

This option will place the element label, if used, above Formatted text or Multi line text fields. Making the field use more available space in the user interface and in PDF reports

Multi line text. Formatted text

Data type

Option to specify data type for numeric fields. If left blank the field will have default data type which is whole numbers


Total number of digits

Define how many digits should be allowed in the numeric field. If left blank the default value of 7 will be used.


Number of decimals

Define how many of the allowed digits to be decimals. If left blank the default value of 2 will be used.



Specifies the appearance of Multiple choice fields

  • Combo box, not editable , provides a drop-down menu which cannot be edited directly, but where you have to select one of the predefined options.

  • Combo-box, editable, provides a drop-down menu where you can enter text freely or select one of the predefined options.

  • Radio group. Positions radio buttons on top of each other per option

  • Radio group horizontal. Positions radio buttons one after the other in a horizontal line and not on top of each other as above.

Multiple choice

Dropdown values

In Multiple choice fields, each value represent an option in the multiple choice list. If you wish to add a blank option, make sure to select “Add empty value” (see below). The dropdown values will be sorted by their input position.

Multiple choice

Add empty value

In Multiple choice fields, this option will add an empty value so users can clear the field if needed.

Multiple choice

Days rollback

Define how many days to roll back as default. If left blank the current date will be set as default.

Copy fields

  1. Select field

  2. Right-click

  3. Select “Copy”

  4. Select the element to paste into

  5. Right click element and select “Paste”

Fields can also be copied when elements, groups or tabs, containing fields, are copied.

Delete fields

Select one or more fields and delete using the “Delete” option in the top menu or Right click → Delete.

Fields will also be deleted when elements, groups or tabs, containing fields, are deleted.

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