Customizing system fields

You can customize the label of any system field globally, across all forms and data views, or locally, for a particular view. For fields of the Reference type, you can also configure a filtering condition that list items must satisfy to be displayed in the field.

To customize a system field’s label:

  1. Go to Customization > General > Fields > [Object Class].

  2. TIP: To access classification and reference tables, go to Classification and Reference TablesClosed (General > Fields > Miscellaneous > Classification and Reference Tables) . To access fields of Activity Log records, go to Miscellaneous > Object ActivityClosed (General > Fields > Miscellaneous > Object Activity) . To view all fields in the database, go to All FieldsClosed (General > Fields > Miscellaneous > All Fields > By Table Name/By Field Name/List) .

  3. Under Binding, view the field origin.

  4. If you want to change the field label globally (both on forms and in data views), type in a new label in the Custom Label field and proceed to the Step 6.

    NOTE: If you have already modified this field label on a particular data view level, the global change will not affect such modifications. To view or change the field label on a data view level, proceed to the next step.

  5. If you want to change the field label on object forms or in a particular data view containing the field, click Advanced. The list of data views is displayed. Do one of the following:

    • To use the default label in a particular view, clear the Label field in the respective row.

    • To change the label for a particular view, type in a new caption in the Label field in the respective row.

    • To change the label in object forms only, type in a new label in the Custom Label field above and clear all of the Label fields for all views.

  6. Click OK.

  7. Click Save on the Standard toolbar.