This option enables you to create custom fields, using text, a number or predefined states. This option will allow you to add structured metadata to all context items in the form of parameters. For example, for batch records, you can add context fields like; product type, input feed and final concentration:
How to add a context field
- Select the gear icon located in the top bar of ContextHub.
- Go to the PLATFORM CONFIGURATION menu.
- Select "Context fields".
- Click "Add field".
A side panel appears from the right called, "New field".
- Fill in the fields provided in the side panel.
- Click "Save".
In the example above (left), a new field called "Reason" has been created. Now when you edit or create a new context item type (above right) you can add your new field. In this example, the context type "Equipment failure" is being edited so that a new field is required for completion. The new field added, is "Reason".
7. Click on "CONTEXT ITEM FIELDS" to search for and select your new field.
When you now add a new context item and you select the type "Equipment Failure" the new field "Reason" automatically appears as a necessary field.
Note: To prevent any issues with the newly created field make sure that the “Technical identifier” consists of at least 4 characters, does not start with a number, does not include any spaces and uses only capital letters.
The newly made custom items can be added to the item view tables in the form of columns. If a number type custom field is added to a table, it will be possible to filter your new context type down to numerical ranges, data allowing.