User-Defined Fields - Field Descriptions

Use the table below for reference when setting up user-defined fields.




Sequence numbers are assigned and maintained by the software.


The company code of the company that uses this user-defined field displays.


Alpha displays if this will be a text field.

Date displays if this field will contain numerical dates. Numeric displays if this field will contain dollar amounts or numbers.


Make changes to the user-defined field title or accept the current title.


Select this checkbox if the selected user-defined field has validation codes.

Note: This checkbox is only available for Alpha user-defined fields.


Edit the user-defined alignment mask (only applicable for Amount fields).

When a report is initially created, the software suggests the display code, which can be overwritten. We suggest using "Z' when defining masks. If the field length is changed after creating the report, the corresponding display code must also be changed.

View appropriate display codes:


Edit the status of the user-defined fields. Status options are Active or Not Used.

Validate Codes button

Click to open the User-Defined Fields Validation window window.

Note: This button is only available for user-defined fields that have validation codes.

Move Up/Move Down buttons

Use these buttons to move user-defined fields up or down one line position.