Custom Fields are fields that a User can create to keep track of any kind of information they want to about a Home Inventory Item.

Let’s say you have rare books in your Home Inventory.  You may want to add a field for the Publisher or add check boxes to select certain attributes that some books may have, such as whether they are a First Edition, Hardcover, or Signed by the Author.

You can create an unlimited number of Custom Fields for each Home Inventory Item.  You can also clone an already existing set of Custom Fields for a given Item Type; that way, you can use the fields you already created for a Type of Item, for multiple Items.

Custom Fields are only accessible after a Home Inventory Item has been created and saved.

To create Custom Fields, Edit any existing Home Inventory Item and click "Add Custom Field":

 

 

There are six types of Custom Fields you can add: Textbox, DatePicker, Dropdown, Radio (yes/no), Checkbox, and Textarea.  You can also enter a Custom Field Title for any of the fields, which will be displayed above the field after you Save your selection.  If you ever want to get rid of a Custom Field or start one over again, just delete it using the red trash icon  .

 

 

Let’s review each type. 

Textbox – This is a simple, small box that allows you to enter text.  For example, if you would like to enter the name of the Bookstore where you purchased the rare book in your Home Inventory, you can make the Custom Field Title “Bookstore”.  You can then add the name of the store after you Save the field.

 

 

 

 

DatePicker – Allows you to enter a date, using the MM/DD/YYYY format or select a date from a calendar.

Dropdown – Just as you can choose from Dropdown lists on various screens in Pinventory®, you can create your own here.  Create the choices to show in the list after you select Dropdown as the Custom Field Type.  Enter the list choice and select Add for each one.  Here's an example:

 

Radio – The Radio field allows you to select “Yes” or “No” by selecting a circle next to your choice.  This is helpful for a simple yes/no response.  For example, if you title your custom field, “Bought this book new,” you can select “Yes” or “No.”

 

Checkbox – Checkboxes can be created to allow you to select, or not select, choicesThis can be especially helpful if you have the same choices for different items, so that the differences between them are noticed.  For example, you can list different characteristics for each of your rare books and select only the ones that apply for each book.  See the below example.

 

Textarea – This field is for longer descriptions or notes, and you can change the size of the box by dragging the lower right corner.