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Adding single-value fields to forms

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Applicable to Theme Cosmos applications

Collect specific, single pieces of information from users when they process a case by adding a single-value field to a form. For example, you can add a field that references a phone number to a form that prompts users to enter their personal and address details.

The following procedure applies to Theme Cosmos and classic Pega Platform applications. For information about adding fields to forms in Cosmos React applications, see Configuring column views and Configuring fields.
  1. Navigate to a place where you want to add a single-value field:

    Choices Actions
    Add a single-value field to a case type in App Studio
    1. In the navigation pane of App Studio, click Case types, and then click the case type that you want to open.

    2. On the Workflow tab, click Life cycle.

    3. In the Case life cycle section, click an assignment or an approval step.

    4. In the Step properties panel, click Configure view.

    5. In the dialog box, click Add field.

    Add a single-value field to a case type in Dev Studio
    1. In the navigation pane of Dev Studio, click Case types, and then click the case type that you want to open.

    2. On the Workflow tab, click Life cycle.

    3. In the Case life cycle section, click an assignment or an approval step.

    4. In the Step properties panel, click Configure view.

    5. In the dialog box, click Add field.

    Add a single-value field to a data object in App Studio
    1. In the navigation pane of App Studio, click Data.

    2. Click the data object that you want to open.

    3. On the Data model tab, click Add field.

    Add a single-value field to a data type in Dev Studio
    1. In the navigation pane of Dev Studio, click Data types.

    2. Click the data type that you want to open.

    3. On the Data model tab, click Add field.

  2. In the dialog box, in the Field name field, enter a unique name for the field.

  3. In the Type list, define a field type:

    Choices Actions
    Add a text paragraph to the form
    1. In the Type list, select Text (paragraph).

    2. Click the Configure paragraph icon.

    3. In the dialog window, in the Display as list, define whether to display the paragraph as plain or rich text.

    4. Click Submit.

    Add a picklist to the form
    1. In the Type list, select Picklist.

    2. Click the configure options icon.

    3. In the dialog window, in the Display as list, define a display mode for the picklist.

    4. In the Picklist options list, define choices for the picklist.

      • To create your own choices, select Local, and then click Add choice.
      • To source the choices from a data page, select Data page, and select a data page from the list.

        Then, choose the identifier field and the display field.

    5. Click Submit.

    Add an attachment field to the form
    1. In the Type list, select Attachment.

    2. Click the Choose the attachment category icon.

    3. In dialog window, in the Attachment category list, select the category.

    4. Click Submit.

    Add a user reference to the form
    1. In the Type list, select User reference.

    2. Click the Configure user reference icon.

    3. In the dialog window, in the Select record using list, define whether users can search for a user ID by using a search box or a drop-down list.

    4. Click Submit.

    Add a location field to the form
    1. In the Type list, select Location.

    2. Click Submit.

  4. If you are adding fields to a case type in App Studio or Dev Studio, in the Options list, define a display mode for the field:

    • To indicate that users can optionally complete the field, select Optional.
    • To indicate that users need to provide the value in the field, select Required.
    • To indicate that users can only view the field, select Read-only.
    • To indicate that users can only view the field and an application determines the value at run time, select Calculated (read-only).
  5. Click Submit.

After you add a new field, the field becomes part of a data model for your case type, so that you can reuse the field in other forms. For more information, see Reusing fields on forms.

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