New field type : Hidden Fields
As per the request of a client we have added a new field type into Golden Retriever. The newly added “Hidden” fields are perfect when you require certain data to be attached to every record but it is not necessary for your users to see this data while inputting new records.
For example lets assume you have an unique internal database number assigned to every asset in your system. Every record created for this asset must include this internal database number but the user out at the job site does not need to know this number or will ever be allowed to alter it.
When creating your collection dictionary we still create a field for this database number but set it’s type as hidden.
Now when the user clicks on the asset and enters a new record the internal database number is included along with the new information but the user never sees it.