Adding Custom Fields

Article Number:020220

The following describes how to add custom fields to user information.

  1. Click gear shaped administration menu icon in the header.

  2. Click Users & System Administration.
    Accessing Kintone Users & System Administration

  3. Click Departments & Users.

  4. Click Profile Settings.
    Screenshot: "Profile Settings" is highlighted

  5. Click New in "Custom Fields". Screenshot: "New" is highlighted

  6. Enter the values for "Field Name" and "Field Code".
    Field Description Screenshot: The fields to add custom fields are displayed

  7. Click Save.

  8. Display the "Edit User" screen to check that the field you added is displayed.
    Screenshot: The added custom fields are highlighted

Field Description

This section describes each field in the "New Custom Field" screen.

Field Name

Set a field name to show users what information to be entered.
This is displayed in user information and in the profile.

Field Code

A string to identify the field. Only alphanumeric characters and underscores (_) are acceptable.
The field codes used in the system cannot be specified as field codes.
Enter a unique field code. If it conflicts with an existing field code, an error appears.

Field Type

Specify the type of information that can be entered in the field.
You cannot change the type after it is configured. Decide which type you will use before configuring it.

  • Text
    Specify to enter the field value in text format.
    For example, if you created "Work Location" field, text such as "Tokyo Office" or "New York Office" can be entered.

  • User selection
    This is used for the process management of Kintone.
    For details, refer to the following page:
    Example 1: Assigning Your Supervisor as an Assignee


Specify whether you want to make the custom field value public.
If the field is not public, the custom field value can be checked only by the user and Kintone Users & System Administrator.

  • Users
    Users can check the custom field value on their "Profile" screens.

  • Kintone Users & System Administrator
    The administrators can check the custom field values for all users on the "Edit User" screen.

Edit Permission

Select to allow users to change their field values by themselves.