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Field values

Updated on April 6, 2022

Use field values to define items in a selection list presented to users or a set of values for the Table features on the General tab of the Property form, and to support localization by overriding an English word or phrase with an equivalent term in another language.

Many field values restrict values of a property to one of a fixed list of choices, but the list of choices—recorded as rules rather than in code or data—might evolve with different versions of an application.

Other field values support localization of words, phrases, and sentences that appear on portal displays, reports, and user forms. You can find field values by using the Live UI tool.

  • Creating a field value

    You can create field values to restrict the values of a property to a list of allowed values. Configure values that are meaningful to users so that the purpose of each value in the list is clear. For example, to prepare a list of values that a hospital administrator uses to select a medical procedure code, use a simple, readable name, such as appendix removal.

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