Value Field

Value fields are fields in which new values have to be entered (i.e., no link to instances of other data elements or calculations). For each value field of a data element, the following information has to be provided:

Attribute description
Field type set to VALUE FIELD
Name a name to identify the field. Avoid using names that are typically used as “reserved words” in most programming languages, such as ‘package’, ‘long’, ‘case’, ‘import’, ‘export’, ‘var’, ‘parameters’, ‘interface’, ‘name’, ’string’, ’function’, ‘id’, etc. As a (mandatory) naming convention, field names start with a lower case letter. Field names should be written in one word and camel case is advised to combine different nouns in the name (which causes the different nouns to be displayed as different words in the columns of tables later on)
Data element the element to which the field belongs, having a predefined value
Value field type see Value Types
Is info field (checkbox) if checked, this field becomes incorporated in the generated overview screens. If not checked, the field will only appear when the details of individual instances of a data element are requested
Is list field (checkbox) if checked, users can only pick a value from a limited list of possible values which is predefined for this particular field. The set of potential values for an attribute of a value field with the option “is list field” should be defined at run time
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