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08/28/2014 at 5:21 pm #302312Christos CenterParticipant
Hi – I’m putting a site together for the Christos Center we have purchase the Connections cMap template along with some other goodies including the Form add-on in order to create both and alumni directory and eventually a spiritual director finder.
I have been trying to figure out how to add custom fields that would automatically show up when you go to add a new entry. I have them enabled, so they show up at the bottom of the “Add Entry” screen, but I can’t figure out where to go to add the custom fields, nor how to give them default values.
Sorry if there’s documentation for this somewhere–I’ve been digging around for a while and have been unable to find anything!
I’m also game to edit one of the existing fields to use for my purposes, if that is preferable. The fields I desire are…
…Graduation Year (date field, but with year only)
…Class Location (3 choices: Twin Cities, Chicago or Distance)
Of course, we will want he custom fields displayed once we get them in. I’m sure some of our alumni would love to be able to filter by their graduation year, too.
Location of our current Connections Directory (with my one entry):
Thanks for your help!
Lisa08/29/2014 at 9:21 am #302349Steven ZahmKeymaster
There’s already a
Graduate CollegeDate type that you can use. The date format can be changed on the Connections : Settings admin page under the Display tab.
Class Location would require a custom field. Presently custom fields can only be added programmatically which requires a dev. As for being able to filter by graduation year and location, those too would require a dev to custom develop for you. If this is a path you’d like to take, I can recommend a dev with a lot of experience working with Connections and creating custom solutions. Just let me know and I’ll ask him to stop by here so you and he can get in touch.
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