You can use the field manager to create different types of custom fields, and configure their appearance, location, and data type.
To open the field manager:
Click Terminology > Customize > Field Manager.
A list of existing custom fields is displayed.
Acrolinx Terminology comes installed with a default set of custom fields.
To create a custom field, follow these steps:
- Click New Custom Field.
Complete all fields in the Custom Field Window.
To create fields with the data type Category, you may first need to create data categories in the Category Manager.
- Click Save.
- Add the field to the page layout.
To edit a custom field, follow these steps:
- Click the name of the field you wish to edit.
- Complete all fields in the Custom Field Window.
- Click Save.
To delete custom fields, follow these steps:
- Select the fields you want to delete, using the check boxes in the first column of the field list.
- Click Delete.
The field name is removed from the field list, and the field is removed from all areas of the Terminology Manager interface.
Deleting a field also deletes the information stored within that field for all terms. This action can have an important impact on any terminology management or localization process that depends on the field. Also ensure to remove a deleted field from the layout of the term edit page. Before deleting a field, make sure you’re aware of the potential impact on your internal processes.