The key principle behind Ardoq is “data first”. Although the rich text editor is also a field (Description), the absence of specificity and format makes it unsuited for targeted analysis or for impacting the visualizations. Therefore, although the rich text editor is sometimes necessary, its use should be kept to a minimum in order to get the full potential out of Ardoq.

Whenever data could fit into a custom field, one should take the time to create the field. For instance, if you are documenting an application landscape and assigning a health status for each application, why not create a field called “Health” and use the List field type and set the options you would like to score on? This way, you can filter your data based on the health score.

For more information about creating fields, check out this article.

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