View and/or Change Custom Defined Fields

From IMSMA Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search


You can change the label, description, and active status of CDFs. You can also change the values for multiple selection or single selection CDFs. To view and/or change custom defined fields:

  1. In the Customisation menu → Data Inventory Manager.
  2. DIM category.png
  3. In the left pane of the Data Inventory Manager window, select the data category where the CDF is.
  4. In the right pane of the Data Inventory Manager window, select the CDF and click the FieldViewIcon.png button.
  5. CDF editor3.png CDF editor2.png
  6. The CDF editor looks different depending on data type.
  7. Change the information as needed.
  8. Click the Save button.
Note.jpg Changing a CDF will not automatically update existing Data Entry Form Templates that use the CDF.

Copy button

DIM copy button1.png

This button allows copying the different value options of a CDF to another software e.g. Word and Excel, which can be useful for documentation.

  1. Click on the Copy button which copies all the values in the left column.
  2. Switch to the other software.
  3. DIM copy button2.png
  4. Paste in values by using e.g. Ctrl+V.