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Color Code Fields for Quick Reference

Astute Commentator
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Color Code Fields for Quick Reference

Can anyone guide me through the process to color code fields according to status so that when I view a contact that certain fields stand out quickly?

Many thanks!!

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Re: Color Code Fields for Quick Reference

If you want them to change color based on the field content, that isn't possible. A static field color can be set in the layout designer.

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Employee
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Re: Color Code Fields for Quick Reference

I believe there is a download in the Developer's Downlaod section that accomplishes exactly this.

 

Here is the link to the Dynamic Label Control, many thank to Allen for posting it.

Matthew Wood
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Astute Commentator
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Country: United States

Re: Color Code Fields for Quick Reference

Thanks so much for the information!  I'm not a really technical person so if you could please confirm that this feature will allow a field to be changed via drop down menu from one color to another depending on which color denotes a particular status.  The specific application is for color coding a field depending on if a client is delinquent with tech support fees.

 

 

Employee
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Re: Color Code Fields for Quick Reference

As Allen mentioned in the response in that thread. The control basically checks the value of  a field and changes the color/font of the field based on whether or not it meets the criteria. Allen gives a much better explanation in the other thread along with examples.

Matthew Wood
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