Creating custom fields and forms

Admins can create custom fields for the registration and download request forms, allowing you to gather important information from users during the registration process — such as their department, title, or how they will be using the asset.

Create a custom field

  1. Sign in to Acquia DAM.
  2. Click the settings icon Settings, and then click System Preferences.
  3. Click Custom Fields in the left-hand navigation.
  4. Click the (+) in the actions toolbar.

    Adding a custom field

  5. Select the Field Type from the drop down menu.
  6. If you choose Picklist, enter the picklist values in the Options section. You can also set the default value that displays to your users.
  7. You can also alphabetize your picklist, by selecting the box next to Sort Alphabetically. Any time you add a new value, you'll need to sort the list again to alphabetize it. If desired, after sorting you can reorder values to keep more common inputs at the top of your list.

    Picklist sorted

  8. Enter the label and name. The label will display to your users, while the name is only seen by the admin.
  9. Click Save.

Edit or delete a custom field

  1. Click the wrench icon Wrench icon for the field that you want to edit.
  2. Click Edit to modify the field or Delete to remove the custom field.

    Select a custom field

Configure the registration or download request form

  1. Sign in to Acquia DAM.
  2. Click the settings icon Settings, and then click System Preferences.
  3. Click Configure Forms in the menu to the left.
  4. Click the wrench icon Wrench icon for the form that you want to configure, and then click Edit.

Field management

To add a field, complete the following steps:

  1. In the actions toolbar, click Add field.
  2. Select a previously created custom field from the list, or click create a new field.
  3. Click Add.

Other actions:

  • Remove a field - Click the subtract icon Subtract in the Actions column for the field you want to remove.
  • Reorder fields - Click and hold the reorder icon Reorder, drag and drop to the desired location, and then click Save Changes.
  • Require a field - Select the check box in the required column for the field that you want users be required to complete, and then click Save Changes.

Helpful information

  • You can create registration rules based on responses to custom fields to automatically add users to certain groups and/or automatically have them approved. (Read more about registration rules.)
  • Some fields of the registration and download request form cannot be edited, removed or rearranged.
  • The same custom field can be added to both the registration and download request forms.

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