Edit Custom Fields

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You can rename and update the details of your Custom Fields to meet your team's needs.

What you'll need

  • 100 uses of Custom Fields are available on the Free Forever Plan.

  • Unlimited uses are available on all paid Plans.

  • Individual Custom Fields can be hidden from all guests.

Edit Custom Fields

You can update Custom Fields from tasks, the Sidebar, and views. The details you can edit will vary by Custom Field type.

From a task and the Sidebar you can also manage your Custom Fields including:

Edit Custom Fields from a task

To edit Custom Fields from a task:

  1. Open a task.

  2. Click + Add or edit fields to open the Custom Fields manager.

  3. Hover over a Custom Field in the list and click the edit icon.

  4. Update the Custom Field details.

  5. Click Save.

Screenshot of the Custom Field modal highlighting the edit icon.

Edit Custom Fields from the Sidebar

To edit Custom Fields from the Sidebar:

  1. Click the Space, Folder, or List settings ellipsis ... icon.

  2. Select More.

  3. Click Custom Fields.

  4. Hover over a Custom Field in the list and click the edit icon.

  5. Update the Custom Field details.

  6. Click Save.

Edit Custom Fields from a List or Table view

There are two ways to edit Custom Fields from views:

  • From a Custom Field's column menu.

  • Or, when adding existing Custom Fields to your view.

You can edit the following options from the Custom Field column menu:

  • Hide column: Remove it from the view.

  • Duplicate: Create a copy of the Custom Field in the List, Folder, Space or Workspace

  • Delete: Delete the Custom Field from the location or from your entire Workspace

To edit a Custom Field from the column menu:

  1. Open any List or Table view.

  2. Click on a Custom Field's column heading.
    Tip: You can quickly rename the Custom Field from the top of the column menu. Changes will apply to the Custom Field throughout your Workspace.

  3. Click Edit field.

  4. Update the field details.

  5. Click Save.

Screenshot of a List view column menu highlighting the Edit field option.

 

When adding existing Custom Fields to a view

  1. Open any List or Table view in your Workspace

    • For a List view:

      • Click the + icon or

      • Click Show then Columns

    • Or you can add columns to a Table view one of three ways:

      • Click the + icon or

      • Click the Columns button or

      • Click Show then Columns

  2. Click use field from library

  3. Hover over a Custom Field.

  4. Click the Edit button.

  5. Update the field details.

  6. Click Save.

Screenshot of the existing fields modal highlighting the edit button.

Pin Custom Fields

You can Pin a Custom Field which ensure it's always visible on tasks wherever that Custom Field is used throughout your Workspace.

You can pin Custom Fields from tasks or the Sidebar.

From a task:

  1. Click + Add or edit fields to open the Custom Fields manager.

  2. Hover over a Custom Field in the list and click the pin icon.

  3. Your Custom Field will be pinned and always shown on tasks.

From the Sidebar:

  1. Click the Space, Folder, or List settings ellipsis ... icon.

  2. Select More.

  3. Click Custom Fields.

  4. Hover over a Custom Field in the list and click the pin icon.

  5. Your Custom Field will be pinned and always shown on tasks.

Delete Custom Fields

When you delete a Custom Field you'll be given the choice to remove it from just the List, Folder, or Space you're working in, or delete it from your entire Workspace.

Removing a Custom Field that only exists in one location will send it to the Trash.

Removing a Custom Field column at the Folder level will display a prompt to remove the Custom Field from that Folder. 

Restoring a deleted Custom Field from Trash restores it to any location where that Custom Field previously existed. Any data stored in the Custom Field is also restored.

To delete Custom Fields from your Workspace:

  1. Open the Custom Field editor from any location described above.

  2. Click Delete Custom Field.

  3. The Custom Field will be sent to the Trash.

Note: Items in Trash are kept for 30 days before being permanently deleted.

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