A Component or Reference might have many Fields, but they are both a part of the workspace’s model and belong to a component or reference type.

You may want to add important pieces of information that are searchable or filtered as custom fields. For example, for a server, you would add an IP-address. For an application, you would probably add a Maintainer or system owner.

All components have some standard Fields, such as "type" and "last modified." When you are editing a component or reference, you can easily add additional fields. You can do this by clicking the “Add Field” button within the field area in the Pages View. This will add the Field to all components or references of that type.

You can manage and edit fields from the main menu. Here you can create, edit and delete fields:

  1. Click the Menu on the top right of the screen.

  2. Under “Workspace”, you will find “Manage Fields.”

Ardoq manage fields

You can also edit or add new fields while editing a component or reference. Right-click the object and click “Edit properties” to bring up the following editor menu:

Ardoq edit property

Edit Field

On the Manage Fields screen, you can edit or delete existing fields, or add new ones:

Ardoq fields types

Field Types

A field can be of different data types:

  • Text

  • Number

  • Email

  • URL

  • Textarea

  • Date Time

  • Checkbox

  • List

Number Field Formatting

Number fields are displayed according to the user's selected locale. In addition, the number field can either be formatted as a plain number or as a currency. When creating or editing a number field, there is a drop-down where the formatting can be defined.

Ardoq number formatting

Visualizations Adjusted By Field Values

Fields that use numerical values can change the visualizations, such as the Treemap. Click the “By custom field” and select the field from the drop-down menu. Your visualization will then automatically be recalculated according to represent the field you selected.

For fields that apply to both the parent and the child, the visualization will present the accumulated value:

Ardoq visualizations

FAQ

Is there any reserved field type?

Yes, Ardoq has a reserved field type that cannot be changed. Some of them are listed in table below for your reference:

description
_order
last-updated
_id
children
mustBeSaved
color
parent
ardoq-entity-type
lastModifiedByName
name
createdByEmail
type
created
rootWorkspace
source
displayText
typeId
returnValue

isPublic
targetWorkspace
created-by
last-modified-by
id
shape
order
image
origin
lastModifiedByEmail
target
component-key
version
_version
ardoq
createdByName
model

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