Use the composite field A composite field combines information from two fields in a table to form a single field. Before you beginRole required: it_project_manager About this task Editing a composite field changes the short description. Editing the short description changes the composite field. Sorting on a composite field is based only on the short description and not the number. Searching on a composite field is enabled for both the short description and the number: To search by the number using the list header, enter an asterisk (*) before the search term. For example, *PRJTASK0010016. To search by the number using the filter, create a condition similar to: [Task] [contains] [PRJTASK0010016].