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Adding a New Custom List Type (Drop-down List)

This feature is available in Catalyst, Enterprise, and Ultimate editions.

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In Lifecycle, drop-down fields are called List Types and the drop-down menu options are called List Values. Following these steps, you can create a custom drop-down list that maps to an existing list type or to a new custom list type that you create.

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To create a custom list type, follow the four-step process below.

Customizations can only be made by users with an Admin Privileges role of System Administrator.

Step 1. Create a Custom List Type

  1. From the Admin menu, select Configuration > Custom List Types.

  2. In the appropriate asset section, click Add Dropdown.

  3. Click the Add List Type button, type the name of the list in the Title field, and then click Save.
    • The system will automatically prefix the title with "Custom_".
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the page, and then click the Publish Changes button. All unpublished fields will be immediately available within the system.

  5. Proceed to Step 2 below.

Step 2. Add List Type Values to the Custom List Type

Step 3. Map the List Type Value(s) to the Custom List Type

  1. From the Admin menu, select Configuration > Custom Fields.

  2. Find the asset you want to add the list to, and then select Add Dropdown from the Add Field drop-down button.
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  3. Enter the field name in the Display Name field, select a List Type, and then click Save to save your changes and close the window.

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  4. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the Custom Fields page, and then click the Publish button. All unpublished fields will be immediately available within the system. Proceed to Step 4. Add the List Values to a Project Workspace (Important) below to make them visible to users.

Step 4. Add the List Type to a Project Workspace (Important)

To make the new drop-down list display in a specific project, follow these steps to add them to a project workspace.

If you skip this step and do not add the field to a project workspace as indicated below, they will NOT display in the system.

  1. From the Admin menu, select Display Fields > Project Workspace Assets.

  2. If Workspaces is enabled, select a workspace.

  3. Locate the missing List Type.

  4. Click Show Values, to see all the items in the list.

  5. Select the check box in the Display column.

Save