Define General Properties for a Text Field
Select the text field type from the General page of the Field Properties window to define a field that contains text. The properties vary depending on whether the field is plain text or rich text.
Rich text fields cannot be encrypted.
To define general properties for a text field:
- Open the Field Properties Window.
- On the general page of the Field Properties window, select Text from the Field Type drop-down list.
- Define whether the field is plain text or rich text:
- Plain Text: Select this option to store plain text with no formatting or images in the field.
- Rich Text: Select this option allow rich text formatting in the field.
- If you selected Plain Text, define these properties:
Option Description Length Select to define a specific length for the field. Then, provide the maximum number of characters the field can contain. Max Allowed Select to allow the maximum number of characters in the field (creates a "text" field type in SQL Server). Max Searchable Select to allow the maximum number of characters for searchable text fields (creates a "varchar 4000" field in SQL Server). Allow Multiple Lines Select to allow the field to contain two or more lines of text. Allow Spell-Check Select this check box to turn on spell-checking for the field. This will check for spelling errors in content that is provided in the field.
This option is only available if spell-checking is enabled in the Business Object's general properties.
Format Select to use a format to enforce how characters and digits are displayed in the field (example: Phone number format). You can use either:
- Stored Format: Select the ellipsis to open the Stored Format Manager, where you can select an existing format or create a new one.
- Custom Format: Select the Custom Format button to open the Custom Format Builder, where you can create a custom format to use only for this scenario.
- If you selected Rich Text, define properties described in Enable Rich Text on Business Object Fields.
- Define additional field properties:
- Include in Full-Text Search: Select this check box if the field should be indexed for Full-Text Search (used by CSMQuick Search and Knowledge Search).
- Holds: Select a hold property that identifies the type of data contained in the field. For example, set a record ownership "Holds" property on an Owned By field to identify the name in the field as a record owner.
- Publish the Blueprint (File > Publish Blueprint) to commit the changes, or save the Blueprint (File > Save Blueprint) to continue making other changes.