Creating and Configuring a User Text

Modified on Thu, Apr 20, 2023 at 12:59 PM

Creating & Configuring a User Text Field

User Text Field Creation and Configuration

User Text fields are defined on the Setup→Districts→Master District Parameters→User Text screen:

Creating a User Text Field

To create a User Text field, click the  button.  This brings up the "Add User Text Field" dialog:

  • Code - Required field
  • Description - Required field
  • Ross for Mass Change - 
  • For: Select "Students", "Staff" or "Both"
  • Seq - 
  • Allow to Rollover
  • Archive

Click the "Add User Text Field" button to create the field.  It is inserted in the list of User Text fields based on the "Seq" number:

Once the User Text field has been created, it can be configured to be a specific type of field:

  • Text Field - This is the default.  A single line of upto 255 characters.
  • Drop Down - A custom list of drop down options, each optionally coupled to an icon (see below).
  • Text Area - A multi-line text area.
  • Date - Convert the User Text field into a Date field.

After selecting the desired type, click the  (floppy disk) Save button to store the configuration.

Define the Drop Down List for a "Drop Down" Type User Text Field

To configure a Drop Down list, select "Drop Down" as the 'type' of the User Text field.  This displays a "Create" button.

Click the "Create" button to bring up the "Options" dialog:

An icon can be associated with each option for the User Text field.   When an option is selected for a student, the attached icon will be displayed in the student's Student Information Bar.

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