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Jama Connect User Guide


A field holds a basic unit of data in an item type.

Fields contain values. In List View, each column represents a different field. Individual users can configure which fields they see. For more information, see Configure Compare View for synchronized items and Configure fields.

An organization administrator can add new fields to an item type and configure the behavior for those fields.

There are three types of fields in Jama Connect:

  • Predefined fields

    An organization administrator can add predefined fields. They are indexed and can be searched without using the database field name.

  • Custom fields

    An organization administrator can add custom fields. They can be similar to predefined fields, or can be multi-select fields, URL fields, calculated, rollup, and item of type fields. 

  • System fields

    System fields (like, name,  test steps, test case status and review status) are automatically created to provide system functionality and cannot be disabled or deleted.


Predefined fields can be very similar to custom fields. If you plan on doing a lot of reporting with your data, predefined fields will simplify the document type's underlying schema and make it simpler to use those fields in reporting.