Tree :

 Faceted index, by topics :

V5 (46)
V5.01 (21)
V5.10 (15)
V5.20 (32)
V5.30 (16)
V5.31 (1)
V5.32 (4)
V5.33 (16)
V5.34 (7)
V5.35 (2)
V5.40 (27)
V5.41 (7)
V5.42 (4)
V5.43 (6)
V5.50 (1)
V5.60 (1)
V5.61 (2)
V5.70 (9)
V5.71 (4)
 How to insert these widgets?

      5. Reference
          5.5. Ideas
              5.5.3. Idea contents editing Custom fields tab  

This tab (figure 4.15) helps to give additional information to the current idea, with 64 custom fields (formerly 32).

Naming and activating these custom fields for the whole document is available in the document options, or while clicking on the "Enabling and naming custom fields" button.

To enter a value, type some text in the edit fields, or select previously defined texts by clicking on the combo box of each field.

You can also use advanced editing features by clicking on the "..." buttons, and insert images and links. Note : images should be small because they can appear in the faceted index !

Utility of custom fields

  Custom fields can be used to perform faceted classification : each field is a classification criteria (a facet) which values are used as entries in a specialized index. This is the case for this document, where the custom fields 'Menu', 'Tab', 'Keyboard shortcut' and 'Feature' contribute to the faceted index.

  Each custom field can give value to WIT variables, that can be reused anywhere in the idea (or anywhere in the code of the web page if it contains scripts).

See Document options to control fields names and make them eligible for faceted index.

See the  Structure template ( 'Navigation' tab) to enable/disable the faceted index build.

See the Structure template ('Idea' tab) to control how the custom fields are generated in the web pages.

By default, the 10 first custom fields are configured as follows:

  1. What?
  2. Who?
  3. Whom?
  4. When?
  5. Where?
  6. Why?
  7. Risks?
  8. Value?
  9. Conditions?
  10. Consequences?


Note (professional edition) :

  • When the "Multiple values" option has been checked for a given field, multiple values (separated by a ; delimiter) are accepted.
  • If the "Facets" option is also checked, each value is also linked to a separate entry in the faceted index.
  • Synthetic widgets can be displayed to show summaries of field values and usage by ideas as well as links to faceted index (like in this page left pane).
  • When custom fields values are dates in ISO 8601 format (sortable format such as yyyy-mm-dd or yyyy/mm/yy), they are grouped by months in the faceted index instead of days.

Sample :

  • Look at the "WYSIWYG editor" page in this manual where multiple values are given for keyboard shortcuts.
Fig 4.15 : Custom fields
Fig 4.15 : Custom fields
Start date2018/01/21
Due date2018/01/21
Percent finished100 %
Effective end date2018/01/21