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This topic explains how after creating a select list in the Select List tab you then assign it to the UDF of your choice.

  1. In the Administration Module >Domain Administration, do one of the following:

    • Click User_Defined_Fields

    • From the main menu click Activities > User Defined Tables and Fields Editor.

    • Use the keyboard shortcut CTRL+ E.

  2. On the Custom Defined Fields tab, Item Type pane, expand the item type you require.

  3. Select the UDF you want to assign the select list. For example, Cable > Cable UDF 001.

    When converting a UDF to a select list that already has assigned values, you must make sure that the Select List Index value matches the index of the assigned value in the database. This is because the validation of the select list is performed on the Select List Index values and not on the displayed values.

  4. On the Definition pane, in the Custom field name, type the name to be displayed.

    SHARED Tip This is the name of the column header as it appears in the software.

    If the Existing custom field names is available, this means that two or more plants in the domain use the same custom field under different headers, captions, or custom field names. This is because in previous versions of the software UDFs were assigned per plant, now they are assigned per Domain so only one name is required. Select from the list the UDF name you want to use in the Domain.

  5. Type a value for the number of characters permissible in the Number of characters field. (Only available when you select String, or Numeric as your Field type.)

    • If the Existing Values field is available, this means that two or more plants in the domain use the same custom field where they are defined with different lengths. Select from the list the length you want to use for this field.

      The Number of Characters field for certain UDFs are not available in the User-Defined Tables and Field Editor. The number of characters permissible in these specific UDFs is dependent on the physical space allocated to them in your database.

      The specific fields are as follows;

    • Process Data fields – Process Data UDF 91 to Process Data UDF 134.

    • Instrument > Custom Fields

      • Instrument Numeric UDF 01 to Instrument Numeric UDF 06 – You can set up to a maximum of 10 characters. These fields can only be of type integer (whole numbers, no decimals).

      • Instrument Numeric UDF 07 to Instrument Numeric UDF 10 – You cannot set a number of characters for these fields, this is determined by the software. The software also allows for two decimal places after the point.

  6. From the select list in the Field Type, select Select List.

  7. Click , click this button to open the Select List dialog box and select the required list.

    Only those field types applicable to the selected item type are displayed.

    SHARED Tip The name of the list is displayed in the Select list field.

  8. Select or clear the Visible and Read-only check boxes.

  9. Click Save All and at the prompt click OK.