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Manage Custom Section Fields

Use custom Section Fields function to display a variety of information about sections. PowerSchool supports the addition of up to 999 custom section fields. For example, create a custom field called Field Trip to identify the field trips taken during a particular section. Create the custom section fields. Then, either add the custom fields to a page in PowerSchool or enter values for the fields using the Direct Database Access function, also known as Universal Search & Modify (USM).

  1. On the start page, choose System under Setup in the main menu. 
  2. Under Data Management, click Custom Fields/Screens
  3. Click Section Fields
  4. To add custom section fields:

    1. Click New
    2. Enter the Field Name.
    3. Enter a description.
    4. Click Submit
  5. To edit custom section fields:
    1. Click the name of the field you want to edit. 
    2. Edit the information as needed
    3. Click Submit
  6. To delete custom section fields
    Note: Deleting a custom field deletes the field and its values. If you manually entered the field on a PowerSchool page, you must manually remove it from the page.
    1. Click the name of the field you want to delete. 
    2. Select the checkbox to confirm that you want to delete the field.
      Note: If you do not select the checkbox and click Delete, the system displays a message indicating that the field was not deleted. Click Back to return to the previous page. Select the checkbox, and then click Delete.
    3. Click Delete.
    4. Click Confirm Delete. Do not leave the page until a message indicates that the process is complete. 
      Note: The system lists any PowerSchool pages that include the custom field. If any pages appear, you must manually remove the fields from those pages.
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