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Jama Connect User Guide

Predefined fields

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

When you are adding fields, you must select the database location where the lookup value is stored from predefined fields; this selection won't affect users. However, custom report writers must know the mapping of the fields to the database.

There are several predefined fields you can choose from including:

  • Text

    Optionally, you can enable rich text in these fields.

  • Dates

    Each field (date1 through date5) will limit the user entry to a valid date and will provide a pop-up calendar picker.

  • Integer

    The fields originalEstimate, remainingEstimate and timeSpent all only allow the entry of whole number positive integers.

  • Flag

    Flag fields will be displayed as check boxes to the users working with the item type. By default all flags are marked as No (False).

  • String

    Includes the Predefined Fields: Short Name, ID, string1 through string15.

  • Pick list

    Fields such as status, priority and lookup 1-10 will prompt you for a pick list in the Add field window. If that option is not available, then you have selected a non-pick list type from the predefined fields drop-down. Once a predefined field has been used for a pick list it will no longer be available in the list. If additional fields are needed, use custom fields.

  • Release

    Each pick list is populated by the list of releases created within each individual project. Some item types are configured with a release field by default. If the release field is removed from the item type, it will become available in the predefined field list.

  • User

    Item types that include a user field will present the user with a pop-up list of users to select from. The user will only be allowed to select one user from the list.