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. A field can store the cost of an application, a process step owner, a server location, or any other information that can be attributed to a component or reference. Fields allow you to document data and gain further insight and value.
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 be listed here. If no field has been added to the current Workspace, the list will be empty. To create a new field, click on 'ADD FIELD'. This opens the 'Add field to workspace' form in the right pane. Write the name of the field to you wish to add, and press 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.