Key words: Fields, metadata
How to create fields
In order to add more information about our components and/or references, we create fields to store the data. This can be cost of an application, process step owner, country of server location, and more. It's what you need to document to get insight and value out of Ardoq.
To get started, we need to go to the menu on the top right corner, choose the Workspace tab, and click on 'Manage field types'. Existing fields for the Workspace will show here, or it will be blank if no field has been added to the specific Workspace we are in. To create a new field, click on 'ADD FIELD'.
To create a new field, just write the name of the field and click enter.
You need to set the type for the field, and you have a list to choose from. Be as specific as you can, and only choose text (free text) if you must. You want as little unstructured data as possible in Ardoq to be able to do analysis, grouping and formatting and to avoid duplicating data.
Choose which components or references the field should apply to, and click create.