We'd like to add a new Category field, let's say "linkedNum", and be able to use a Custom Field Type similar to that used by "parentNum", whose Custom Field Type "Category Manager: Parent Category" allows the selection of a related Category.

Note: for our new field this related Category won't necessarily be the Parent Category.

By trial and error we've found that...

"Category Manager: Parent Category" can't be used as this simply forces the new field to be the same value as "parentNum".

"Article Manager: Secondary Category" can't be used as it is coded to only appear for an Article field.

So, is it possible for us to define a new Custom Field Type, let's say "Category Manager: Secondary Category"?


Re: [seGAP] Admin Table Editor: Custom Field Types for Category

Hi seGAP,

Thanks for the post!

I have been reading this over but I'm not sure that I understand what your hoping to set-up. I'm thinking that the best way to approach this will be to let us know what the desired outcome is. Once we have a good idea of what you want to happen we'll be able to help guide you in the best direction regarding these custom category fields.

Does this help? I look forward to hearing back from you soon.

Re: [seGAP] Admin Table Editor: Custom Field Types for Category

Hi there,

The "Custom" selection was actually intended for our use, mostly -- when you select it, you'll see a new dropdown appear with a few different options. These are selections that the average user will never need, which is why it's sorted under custom.

While the source code is available for you to be able to modify, it's not something that we can offer any support on. We'll still offer what regular support we can (for things that are in the software by default, of course), but we really don't have any suggestions on making modifications like that.


Re: [Donna] Admin Table Editor: Custom Field Types for Category

Thanks Donna,

We'll stick with using a Text field for now.

But maybe in a later version of AM you could give some thought to the use of the word "Custom"...

Custom Fields: defined by Admin.

Custom Field Types: defined only by IT. (no maybe "Special" or "Predefined" would be better words to use to describe these Field Types).