The results of adding a field to an Item Type will not cause any adverse effects to the existing items. It will, instead, add a blank field to the Item Type.Creating the Field
To add a field to an Item Type you must be a Jama Admin. Select the Item Types
menu, then decide which Item Type will get a new field. Select Config
in the same row as the desired item.
A window will appear to the right showing all available fields
in that Item Type as well as options for editing the list of fields in the upper right. The icons are (from left to right) edit
, move up
, move down
and add a field
will open a dialog box where you can specify the details of the field.
First, decide if this will be a Predefined Field
or a Custom Field
. A Field Label
is required, as this is the field name that users will see. A Unique Field Name
will auto-populate in an editable field when a Field Label
is chosen. Once the field has been created and saved, the Unique Field Name
will no longer be editable in either the UI or with the API.
For additional information on adding fields, you can check out the Jama User Guide's entries on configuring an item type
and modifying fields.Adding New Fields to the Review Center
When you have finished creating the field, you must make sure it is viewable in the Review Center by going to Admin > Item Types
, selecting Configure View
on the item in question, and using the drop-down menu to select Review Center Single Item View
and Review Center Reading View
. The Review Center Reading View
is the default view that displays multiple items per page, while the Review Center Single Item View
displays just one item in detail.
When you move the new field to the Visible Columns
you can go back to your review and see your newly-created fields.
The new field will appear in the Review Center without a new revision. When you fill the new fields in, you will have to publish a new revision in order to see the data. Publishing a new revision will let approvers and reviewers know that there is new information to review.