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(Beta) AZ List Management: Add, edit, & delete custom database fields

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Custom fields allow you to convey additional information about your databases beyond what the other built-in features offer. Unlike database flags (which are ideally super short), with custom fields you can go into more detail without cluttering the results page, because they appear only on the database's landing page.

For example, you might indicate whether a database has an accompanying app or if there are simultaneous use restrictions. You can even include a generic, all-purpose Notes field that you fill out for a database as needed. For each custom field, you choose its type: text, number, or link.

After creating custom fields, you can apply the applicable custom fields when creating or editing a database by completing the specific field. Fields that are left blank will not appear on the public side.

Applying custom fields on an existing database.
When adding or editing a database, you can apply custom flags in the Additional Information panel.

When a database has a custom field applied, it appears on the public database landing page.

A database's custom fields shown on the database landing page.
The custom fields are listed in the details box on the database landing page.

Add custom fields

  1. From the Content dropdown, select AZ List Management (Beta).
The AZ List Management Beta option in the Content menu
  1. In the sidebar under A-Z Databases, click on Settings to expand the menu.
  2. Select Metadata.
  3. Click the Custom Fields tab.
  4. Click on the Add Custom Field button.
The sidebar menu showing Settings and Metadata, and the Custom Fields panel showing the Add Custom Fields button.
  1. Add a Name for the custom field.
  2. Select a Type for the custom field. This will be used when you apply the custom field to a database.
    • Use Text to enter text, up to 99 characters. HTML is not supported.
    • Use Link to enter a URL, which will show as a clickable hyperlink on the public page.
    • Use Number to enter a number.
  3. Click Add.
the Add Custom Field modal

Manage custom fields

  1. To sort custom fields: click on the column headings.
  2. To search by custom field name: enter a term to capture the custom field name in the Name field. Partial matches are supported.
  3. To see the custom fields by type: use the Type dropdown.
  4. To edit a custom field name: click on its Edit () icon.
  5. To delete a custom field: click on its Delete () icon.
    • Deleting a custom field will also remove it from all databases where it is applied—so be careful!
  6. To export a list of your custom fields: click Export Records and choose a format, HTML or CSV, to instantly download the list of custom fields that meet your current search filters. Clear the column fields if you want to export all custom fields.
managing custom fields