Add some color to your custom fields

Joachim van de Haterd Joachim van de HaterdNovember 03, 2022
Add some color to your custom fields

Earlier this week, we released a new Group Office version with a nice new little feature. From now on, you can assign colors to your grids with a custom select field. A possible use case is custom status fields, not unlike the status in billing.

So what does it do?

You can configure a custom select box to either render your cell or your row with custom colors. For each option, you can set an optional text color or background color. If your record has this option selected, in the list grid, the record will be rendered as per the settings in the select box.

A simple example

Consider the following custom field, in this example connected to the Project module:

custom select field Edit your custom select field

Each option has some color coding:

edit screen custom option Edit your optional colors

The colors are already um.. loud. But as this status indicates that some further attention is needed indeed, we make sure that the entire row will be highlighted by setting the Render Mode field to Row.

List rows with pretty colors Pretty colors
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