The following document will explain how to enter free flow or entry attributes in Paragon.
Find out more about what attributes are and how they can be used.
Here, we'll walk you through how to create free flow or free entry text and number attributes. Note that there isn't a limitation on the number of attributes you can create in Paragon.
From any screen, hit the settings button. This will bring you to the settings page.
Under the attributes card, click on attribute setup to access the attributes setup module.
To add an attribute, hit the create new attribute button.
First, enter the attribute name. Then, hit the next button.
When you hit the next button, certain conditions will be validated:
Note that once you've completed setting up your attribute, the name of the attribute cannot be changed.
Now, choose the type of attribute you want. You can select from:
In this case we want to select freeflow text or number entry
Once you've selected the attribute type, hit the next button.
You will be asked how to handle the free flowing text. It can be handled as text or as a number.
Select the option that applies:
Once you've selected an option, hit the next button.
On the next screen you can decide the attribute's specific details. You can assign minimum and maximum characters and whether or not you want special formatting for your freeflow text entry attribute.
You can also format the field in a specific way. For instance a 'Person ID' could consist of 8 numbers with a dash (-) separating the two sets of four. To do this, enter in four spaces, a dash (-), another four spaces.
If you do not require special formatting, leave this field blank. Once you are ready to move on, hit the next button.
On the next screen you can decide what text appears, by default, in this attribute. Any time this attribute is used, the text you enter here will display until you change it.
Once you're happy with the default text or want the attribute to be left blank, hit the next button.
Now you can choose a category for your attribute and add an optional description. There is also a preview of what the attribute will look like.
When you're happy with the attribute, hit the save changes button.