Administrator Topic

Custom Field Admin - Organizational Units

Once the OU Type is set up, the implementation manager or the system administrator can add custom fields to the OU Type. To change the feed and add these new custom fields, contact the Technical Consulting team.

Creating an OU custom field does not automatically map the field to your OU data feed. If you want your data feed to populate the OU custom field, you must first create the custom field and then contact your Global Customer Support to make the necessary arrangements to have the field added to your feed.

For portals with Recruiting enabled, Position OU fields can be created via the Organizational Units tab in Custom Field Administration. These fields can be used as Requisition Custom Fields for job requisitions by adding them to the Requisition Custom Fields section in Requisition and Applicant Preferences. These fields can also be used as tabs in offer letters, job ads, and Recruiting and Offer Letter emails.

To manage custom fields, go to Admin > Tools > Core Functions > Custom Field Administration. Then select the appropriate tab on the left.

Search for a Field

The following filters are available to search for an existing custom field:

  • Name - Enter search terms in the filter. The field displays results for a partial or exact match to the search terms.
  • Field Type - Select a field type from the drop-down.
  • Include Inactive - Check the box to include inactive custom fields in the search.

Once all filters are defined, click Search. This refreshes the fields table with the filtered results.

Add Custom Field

To create a custom field, click the Add Field icon. This opens the Define field page. From here, you can select the type of field you want to create and define the options for the field if applicable. Information about how to create the specific types of custom fields (i.e., branched dropdown, checkbox, etc.) is available on the "Custom Field Type Options" page in Online Help. See Custom Field Admin - Custom Field Type Options.

Fields Table

This table displays all existing custom fields for the field area. The table is sorted in alphabetical order by name. The Title and Created By columns are sortable. The following information displays in the table:

  • Title - This column displays the title of the custom field.
  • Type - This column displays the field type, such as radio button or short text box.
  • Created By - This column displays the name of the administrator who created the field by last name, first name.
  • Active - This column defines the active status of the field. To activate the field, check the box in the Active column. To inactivate the field, uncheck the box.
  • When active, the custom field is available to use by administrators who meet the field's availability requirements. Inactive custom fields are not available to use.

  • Options - The following options are available in the Options column:
    • Edit - Click the Edit icon to edit the field. The field type cannot be modified when editing the field. See Custom Field Admin - Custom Field Type Options.
    • Delete - Click the Trash Can icon to delete the field. This option is only available if the custom field has not been used. If a field has been used, then it cannot be deleted and the Trash Can icon does not display.

Add Fields

To add a new custom field, follow these steps:

  1. Select the Add Field icon .
  2. Name - Enter a name for the custom field that will be visible to end user. If multiple languages are enabled for your portal, select the Translate icon to translate the field into other available languages.
  3. Type - Select the appropriate custom field type from the drop-down menu. For organizational units, Checkbox, Date, Drop-down, Numeric, Radio Button, Scrolling Text Box, and Short Text Box type fields can be created. See Custom Field Admin - Custom Field Type Options.
  4. OU Type - Select the type of organizational unit for which this custom field will be visible.
  5. Active - Select this option to make the field active.
  6. Availability - Define which users have the ability to view and access the custom field. The administrator must set the availability of the field if the field is to appear for other administrators and end users in the application. If availability is not set, then the field will not appear in administrator and end user areas of the application. See Setting Availability Overview.
  7. Click Save. After the custom field is created, it will available when creating and editing an OU. See Organizational Unit - Create/Edit.

 

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