Custom lists can be used as super-useful dropdowns in any of your Fieldwire Forms and Tasks for users on the Business tier (or higher) using Custom Task Attributes. Use custom lists when you would like users to pick items from a discrete set of options. This is especially helpful for inspections and the punch list process.
Create a Custom List
Admin users create a custom list from the 'Settings' tab of your project. (For more information about the Settings tab, check out this article: The Project Settings Tab on Web and Mobile)
After you enter the name of the custom list, you're prompted to enter the entries for the list. The format is the same as when you enter a list of locations or checklist items.
After clicking on "Manage lists", you'll see there is a 'Display' toggle, which, when turned off, will hide the list from non-admins.
Click on the List name to adjust various aspects of the particular list. You can add new items to the list through a bulk 'import', or you can add new options individually by selecting 'New item'.
The 'Visible' drop-down menu to the right of the entry determines whether or not you'd like to hide specific line items from non-admins.
You can also add a hint to the list if you'd like a further descriptor. This can be helpful as an additional means to organize the data.
Where to use Custom Lists?
You can use your custom list as an entry type on the list or the table sections of your form. The 'Weather' list appears on the Entry Form.
You can create a new list from scratch from the Entry Type section.
Just select "+ New entry type (custom list)".
In addition, if you are on a Business subscription or higher and utilizing custom task attributes, you can add a custom list as a custom attribute to be used in your tasks! (For more information about custom task attributes, please check out this article: Introduction to Tasks)
These articles give more information about permissions sets and creating a custom form.
- Introduction to Custom Forms and Templates
- Introduction to Project Permission Levels: Administrators, Members, and Followers
- Introduction to Account Permission Levels: Managers, Account Users, and Project Users