Working with Advanced Options

Advanced options are additional properties and property values that can be configured for a field based on the underlying field type. For example, the select field includes the advanced option Submit blank values as null; if this option is selected then, if a user doesn’t provide a value for the field, the field value is set to null rather than to an empty string. This has implications both for searching and for working with unique values (multiple users can have an attribute set to a null value, but only one user can have an attribute value set to an empty string). 

As a general rule, advanced options are optional: there are only a handful of fields that have a mandatory option. For example, the  Value option for the translatableString field must be filled in; you can’t save the field if you leave that option blank. If you’ve entered a name and datatype for your field and yet the Save Changes button is still unavailable, check to see if you skipped past a required option. Those options will always have an asterisk following the option name:

The following sections describe the advanced options available for each Identity Cloud field type:

  • checkbox
  • dateselect
  • email
  • hidden
  • multiIdentifierAuth
  • password
  • radio
  • Read Only
  • select
  • translatableString
  • text
  • textarea

You can also click here to find information about each of the advanced options available when creating a field.


checkbox

The checkbox field type supports the following advanced options:

  • Pre-check field by default
  • Submit blank field values as null
  • Ignore updates submitted to this field
     


dateselect

The dateselect field type supports the following advanced options:

  • Date Format
  • Submit blank field values as null
  • Ignore updates submitted to this field
  • Start Year
  • End Year
     


email

The email field type supports the following advanced options:

  • Placeholder Text
  • Pre-populate with data from identity provider
  • Submit blank field values as null
  • Ignore updates submitted to this field
     


hidden

The hidden field type supports the following advanced options:

  • Default Value
  • Submit blank field values as null
  • Ignore updates submitted to this field
     


multiIdentifierAuth

There are no advanced options for the multiIdentifierAuth field type.
 


password

The password field type supports the following advanced options:

  • Placeholder Text
  • Submit blank field values as null
  • Ignore updates submitted to this field
 


radio

The radio field type supports the following advanced options:

  • Configure Options
  • Default Value
  • Submit blank field values as null
  • Ignore updates submitted to this field
     


Read Only

There are no advanced options for the Read Only field type.
 


select

The select field supports the following advanced options:

  • Configure Options
  • Default Value
  • Submit blank field values as null
  • Ignore updates submitted to this field
 


translatableString

The translatableString field type supports the following advanced options:

  • Value
 


text

The text field type supports the following advanced options:

  • Label
  • Default Value
  • Pre-populate with data from identity provider
  • Submit blank field values as null
  • Ignore updates submitted to this field
 


textarea

The textarea field type supports the following advanced options:

  • Pre-populate with data from identity provider
  • Submit blank field values as null
  • Ignore updates submitted to this field