The properties for this field type are:
Enter a name for this field. This name displays on data-entry forms and as column headings in reports.
Click Change Type to change the field type.
Some field types (List-User, Multi-select Text, and File Attachment, for example) may not be changed. The Change Type link will not be present if this is the case.
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Must be unique
Ensure that every entry in this field is different.
This is useful for fields that contain information such as product serial numbers or ID numbers.
Check existing entries for duplicate values
Change a field in an existing application to require unique values and want to require that all previously entered data is unique.
To display this option, select Must be unique.
If Quickbase finds existing values in this field that aren't unique, an error message appears and Quickbase clears the Must be unique checkbox. If this occurs, you can do one of two things:
Select Phone number may include an extension to enter a phone extension in the text box next to this field.
Enter the formula to generate the value this field shows. When you click the Formula text field, a Fields & Functions list appears.
Click Select a Function to open the Quickbase Formula Functions dialog box.
Select or search for the type of function you want from the list.
Click the formula that you want, then click Insert.
[Phone Number Field] & "x" & [Extension Field]
This example adds an extension field to a phone number field to get a new phone number. You would need to check the extension option for it to be valid.
These properties apply when the field appears in table and timeline reports.
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Display in bold
Display the data in bold.
Display without wrapping
Prevent the data from being broken into multiple lines.
To set the permissions:
Click Restrict access by role to limit access to the data in this field.
When selected, the Role and Permission list appears.
Select either None, View, or Modify for each role.
Note: This property is not available to accounts on the Quickbase Essential plan.
Override sub-field access
Set to use the access permissions specified above in Permissions, even if the permissions are less restrictive than those of the sub-fields, which are the fields used to calculate this field's value.
Select to allow the field to be included when searching or filtering the table.
To use this field in reports:
Select Add this field to all new reports to display this field as a column when users create but don't customize reports.
When selected, automatically selects The field may be used in reports option.
Select The field may be used in reports to use this field in reports.
If you want the field to be a default column, you must select this option.
To make entries in this field available as choices in another field:
Select Values from this field may be a source for dropdown lists in other apps, then click Add App.
Select an application, then click OK.
Field help text
If you want to provide help text in association with this field, enter it in the text box. This text will display via the information () icon next to the field.