This blog was renamed from: Add Custom Fields and Customize Forms for User Skill Matrix
I have touched upon customization in Calem in previous blogs in piece meals. This blog dives into the details through the implementation of a business case. It can be used by administrators to customize other data objects. Here is the business case:
Step 1. Add Custom Fields
Custom fields can be added to tables in Calem. The menu path is: Admin module | Data design | Tables
User table is the one to customize. The table name is "cm_user".
Right-click on "Custom fields" node to add custom fields one at a time.
Step 2. User List View Customization
The first action is to identify the group of users to customize the user list view:
Next, go to user list to customize it:
Right-click in the caption area of the list view to pop up the list of fields of the table. Click "ELEC-Motor" to add motor to the list. Repeat the step for each additional custom field so they all show in the list view.
Next, you can drag-and-drop a column to move it around around. Just right click on a column's right sash to resize it. Finally, remember to save your customization at the "Save" button in the left panel of the list view design. The following are the list view with custom fields added and column size adjusted to use space more efficiently.
Step 3. User Read View Customization
We also want the custom fields to show in user's record view.
The first action is to identify the group of users to customize - see the step above. Next, go to user read view to customize it.
Drag "Row" in the left panel and drop it to the right panel to add blank rows.
Next, drag the labels and fields from "Custom fields" folder and drop to the blank cells in the right panel one at a time so the custom fields and labels are shown in the read view. "Other" caption is also drag and dropped to a blank row indicating the section for skill matrix.
Finally, save the customization by click "Save" button in the left panel (above "Form design").
Step 4. User Edit View Customization
The custom fields are now shown in the list view and read view. However, we have not had a way to input or edit the skill matrix fields. The edit view customization will allow us to do it.
The first action is to identify the group of users to customize - see the step above. Next, go to user edit view to customize it.
The customization process is the same as for read view:
The business case stated at the beginning is now fully implemented in Calem. You can apply the processes in this blog to other business cases of yours to expand the use of Calem in your organization.