How to Create Fields

Learn how to create fields that allow you to add critical metadata by following this step-by-step description.

Kristine Marhilevica avatar
Written by Kristine Marhilevica
Updated over a week ago

Here we'll present two ways to learn creating fields: first with a video tutorial, followed by a written step-by-step description.

Video: Learn Ardoq:

Text Tutorial

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.

You should be good to go. If you still have questions or need more information, browse our Knowledge Base or reach out to us from our website or using in-app chat.

Did this answer your question?