Report Designer: Using Custom Field variables

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You can create several different types of custom fields to use in the Firm, Clients, Staff, Client Staff, Customers, Employees, and Vendors setup screens. The Report Designer enables you to insert the description and value of a custom field as variables in a report, statement, or letter.

After first defining the actual descriptions and values in the Custom Fields tab of a setup screen, you can insert a custom field variable by doing the following:

  1. Choose File > Report Designer and open the report, statement, or letter in the design grid.
  2. Click in the cell where the variable is to be inserted and then choose Insert > Variable.
  3. In the Variables tree of the Design Tools frame, scroll down to the relevant section (e.g., Client, Firm, etc.) and then click the + sign next to Custom Fields to open and view that subsection of variables, as shown in this illustration.


  4. Double-click a variable name to insert it into the selected cell of the design grid.

Related topics

Report Designer: Procedures

Setting up custom fields

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