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