Custom Fields

Setting up custom fields for the Media Library

Managing Custom Fields for Media

Custom fields let you add additional data to media in MangoApps. You can create a field for stage, priority, cost, or anything else that’s important to your workflow, team, and company. For example, you can create a multiple choice custom field for Mockups and have choices for Web, Desktop Apps, etc.

MangoApps provides the following field types for custom fields:

  • Single Line Text

  • Multiple Line Text

  • Multiple Choices (Multiple Selection)

  • Multiple Choices (Single Selection)

  • Calendar Lookup

  • User Typeahead

  • Phone Number

Custom fields with the 'Multiple Choices' field type are displayed in the search filters on the Media Library module on the User Portal. Other field types are NOT displayed in the search filters on the User Portal.

The Files and Media Library modules share custom fields in MangoApps. Custom fields created in the Files module are displayed in the Media Library and vice versa.

Adding a New Custom Field

To add a new custom field:

  1. Click the Custom Fields tab to open the Setup Custom Fields pop-up.

  2. In the Setup Custom Fields pop-up, click the New Custom Field button.

  3. Enter the name for the new custom field in the Field Name text box. For example, enter Mockup.

  4. Select the type of the field from the drop-down list. For example, select Multiple Choices (Single Selection) from the drop-down list.

  5. Mark the Required check box to set the custom field as a mandatory field when uploading a media file on the User Portal.

  6. Enter the choices for the field. For example, enter Web and Desktop App as the choices for the field.

    You can click the Add New Choice link to add more choices for the field.

  7. Click the Save button.

  8. Click the Close button to exit the pop-up.

Custom fields marked as 'Required' are mandatory when a user uploads media from the User Portal.

Creating custom fields

Custom fields can be mapped to external APIs for syncing data.

Editing a Custom Field

In the Setup Custom Fields pop-up, click the(three dots) button for a field and then click Edit to edit the custom field.

Deleting a Custom Field

In the Setup Custom Fields pop-up, click the(three dots) button for a field and then click Delete to delete the custom field.

Deleting a custom field only removes the association of the field from the media.

Reordering Custom Fields

Drag-and-drop the fields to re-order them.

Only custom fields with the 'Multiple Choices' field type can be re-ordered to be displayed in the search filters on the Media Library module on the User Portal.

To see how these configurations impact the Media Library on the User Portal, see Media Library in the User Portal Guide.

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