The Added by field is a system-generated field that can be added at any time to a tab. Builders can only add this field to a tab once. When it is added, the name of the GraceBlocks user who created a record displays in this field. This field is read-only, so it cannot be edited. Builders should add this field type to easily keep track of the user who created specific records.
You can view the available properties for the added by on the Edit field properties modal when you select Field type of Added by.
Properties of the Added by field
After specifying a Field name (which controls how this field is referenced inside the tab) and that the field will be of the type Added by, you can toggle on More field attributes to show the options below. Complete the transaction at the end by clicking Save.
If you enter any text into the Field callout textbox, the information (i) icon appears to the left of the field name, and the text you entered displays when users move the cursor over this icon. Enter text here if you want to provide information to help the user learn more about how to use the field.
🔔 It is not possible to convert an Added by field into any other type of field. If builders no longer want to see the field, they need to delete it.
🔔 The data stored and shown in the Added by field is stored in the system regardless of whether it is displayed through this field or not. This means that builders can add or remove this field as many times as they want to. The data that displays when this field is in use will always be the same for the same tab.
🔔 If a record is created via a web form submission, the builder who created the web form is attributed as the added by user.
🔔 When downloading the added by field, the format of the user being exported will be the user's ID followed by a pipe delimiter (|) and the user's first and last name. [User ID]|[First name] [Last name], Example: 234|John Doe.