Is there a way to display a paragraph of text, i.e., instructions on a page layout? Tool tips and hints are often not large enough to provide a full explanation. It would be useful to be able to present fuller instructions right on the page.
We frequently use string fields when instructions or definitions are needed to improve data quality in our system. Below is a sample from our Risk object configuration that includes definitions for the different risk categories.
In the object layout, you can set the field as a Text Area and then define the width/height of the cell. When you create the string field, enter a default value, mark the field read-only, and populate null values with the default once the narrative has been agreed upon. Making a future change to the information displayed in read-only field can be tedious so make sure there is agreement on the final language and proof-read it BEFORE populating null values with the default.
"On a page" ?- would a HTML portlet be what you are looking for (if its a portlet-page).
If your text needs to be on an object-page, then this would help ; TIP : How To Put Any Dynamically Generated Value On A Clarity Object (classic UI)
It's not really a portlet page. An example would be a short paragraph for each field on the Risk Rating page explaining what High, Medium, and Low risks meant for each item (Objectives, Sponsorship, Funding, etc.).
For each attribute, there is a ‘hint’ and ‘tip’ feature. “Hints” appear as text under each field. “Tips” appear as pop-ups when hovering mouse over field.
For more than this, check LetzNav. I’d like to see it packaged with CA PPM, for free. We get Jaspersoft bundled in – why not LetzNav?
FYI, we use the hints and tooltips regularly. They just don't have enough space for what we'd like to do.
You could always create a string field and make it read only or maybe a parameterized lookup if you need to add some formatting
Thanks, this is just what I was looking for.
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