Customize your fields
Your fields are what contains your data. They belong to a collection, so in order to customize them, go to your Collection settings by enabling the Layout Editor mode.
Here's an example of what you'll see in the Fields tab:

Basic settings

As you can see below - (1), you can change how your field's name will be displayed to your users.
You can also add a description (2) which will be displayed when you edit your data via this field.
Other options are also available:
    Read only: Enable if you don't want anyone modifying the data of this field
    Filtering enabled: Disable if you don't want anyone using a filter on this field

Edit settings

This section is where you will adjust how you edit this field. First, select a widget (1).
After selecting a widget, its settings panel should open automatically. You can however reopen that panel at any time by clicking on the cog icon (2).

List of edit widgets

A widget is an interface tool which will be displayed when you edit your data. Here are a few examples:
The list of available edit widgets will depend on the type of your field. Here is the complete list:
Field type
Available edit widgets
String
    text input (default)
    textarea
    rich text editor
    dropdown
    radio button
    file picker
    color picker
    JSON editor
    address
Enum
    text input (default)
    dropdown
    radio button
Number
    number input (default)
    dropdown
    radio button
Date
date picker
DateOnly
dateonly picker
Array (of string, enum, number,...)
    text input (default)
    carousel editor
    checkboxes
JSON
JSON editor
Point
Text input (default)
File reference
    text input
    file picker (default)
Reference
    default

Display settings

Then select a display widget (1).
This is how you will control how your data is displayed in your views (table view, summary view, related data views, etc).
After selecting a widget, its settings panel should open automatically. You can however reopen that panel at any time by clicking on the cog icon (2).

List of display widgets

The list of available display widgets will depend on the type of your field. Here is the complete list:
Field type
Available display widgets
String
    text (default)
    badge
    date
    file viewer
    link
    map
    color sample
    JSON
Enum
    text
    badge (default)
    color sample
    link
Number
number
Date
date
DateOnly
dateonly
Array (of string, enum, number,...)
    text (default)
    carousel
JSON
    text
    code snippet (default)
Point
    text
    formatted text
    map (default)
File reference
    text
    link to file(s) (default)
    file(s) preview
Reference
link to record
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