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.
When a thing is identifiable by a single field value it can be a field; but when that field value itself has dependent field values it needs to be broken out as a separate component connected via a reference. Example: A Server component has a field on it called 'Operating System' e.g Windows, Linux. But when you want to record the support dates of the Operating System, then Operating System needs to be a component in its own right.
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:
Click the Menu on the top right of the screen.
Under “Workspace”, you will find “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:
On the Manage Fields screen, you can edit or delete existing fields, or add new ones:
Use field types to easily store different types of data about your components and references.
Stores alphanumeric characters of variable length.
Stores numerical values
Stores email addresses
Stores longer pieces of text, often used for notes or descriptions
Stores a single date (e.g. creation date)
Stores true or false values, often used for checklists or to indicate completion of a task.
Allows users to select from a predefined list of options.
Select multiple list
Allows users to select multiple options from a predefined list.
References a user within the Ardoq platform.
Stores web addresses
Stores a start and end time
Stores values derived from multiple inputs. E.g. Calculates and stores the health score derived from adding up the business and technical fit scores of applications. Learn more about calculated fields in this KB article.
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.
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:
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:
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