Add and customize a field in a table Administrators can add new fields to a table to store and display data. Before you beginRole required: admin About this task Warning: Do not add more than 10 medium-length or longer String fields to a single table. Attempting to save a large number of characters in 11 or more String fields can result in the following error: Syntax Error or Access Rule Violation detected by database (Row size too large (> 8126). Procedure Navigate to any form. Right-click the form header and select Configure > Form Layout. In the Create new field section, fill in the following fields: OptionDescription Name Enter the name of the field as you want it to appear on forms and lists. Database column name Enter the database name for the field. Type Select a field type. Field length Select a field length. This field is visible only for certain field types. Click Add. Use the slushbucket to place the field in the desired location on the form. Click Save. The field now appears on the form in the designated location. Make a field mandatoryFields can be marked as mandatory, meaning they must contain a value before the record can be saved. Mandatory fields are marked with a field status indicator before the label.Change the field label or hintYou can change a field's label or the text that appears as a hint when you point your cursor to the field.Delete a field from a tableYou can delete custom fields that you created. Custom fields begin with u_. It is recommended that you remove the field from forms and lists instead of deleting it.Add users to a watch listWatch lists allow multiple users to subscribe to notifications of a task. Expand the watch list and select users with the glide controls.Define field stylesField styles allow you to declare individual CSS styles for a field in a list or form.Modify string field lengthYou can modify the maximum character limit for a string field.Specify a default field valueA default value populates a value in a field when a new record is created.Make a field dependentA choice or reference field can be declared dependent on another field on the same table. Dependent fields limit their available values based on the value in the dependent field.Require unique values for a fieldThe system allows you to require that a field's values be unique. When this is done, the system will not let two records have the same value for that field.Record numberingIn the base system, several tables are numbered, including Incident, Problem, Change Request, and Knowledge. You can also use these numbers anywhere that script is present, for example to generate watermarks for emails. Records in tables can be numbered automatically.