Changing the Settings of an App

Article Number:040135

Apps in Kintone allow you to flexibly adjust their settings to meet your users' changing needs, even after activation.

This article describes how to change the settings of an app.

As an example, this article shows you how to add an input field "Department" in the "Employee Information" app you have created in Creating an App. Since you want app users to select a department from a drop-down list, you will place a "Drop-down" field on the app form.

Example of the app you will create:
Screenshot: Example of the app you will create

  1. Navigate to the top page of Kintone, and click on the "Employee Information" app in the Apps section. Screenshot: Clicking on the app name on Portal

  2. Click the App Settings icon (the gear-shaped icon at the upper right of the app's top page). Screenshot: Clicking the "App Settings" icon

  3. From the list of fields displayed on the left side of the screen, drag the "Drop-down" field and drop it onto the right area of the screen. Screenshot: Placing a "Drop-down" field on the app form

  4. Hover the cursor over the top right of the "Drop-down" field that you placed in Step 3. When the Field Settings icon (the gear-shaped icon at the top right of the field) appears, click Settings. Screenshot: Clicking the "Settings" icon of the "Drop-down" field

  5. Enter "Department" in the Name section.

  6. In the Options section, click the plus sign-shaped Add icon to the right of an input field to add another input field. After that, enter "Sales Department", "Development Department", and "HR Department" into the fields respectively. Screenshot: The "Drop-Down Settings" dialog

  7. Click Save.

  8. Click Save Form on the upper left side of the screen.
    Screenshot: The "Save Form" button
    The form settings are saved. At this point, the app is not updated yet. You can redo and save the settings as many times as you need.

  9. Click Update App on the upper right side of the screen.

    A confirmation dialog appears. The dialog lets you check the list of settings that will be updated by the action. Screenshot: The "Update App" dialog

  10. Click Update App.

Setting changes are now applied to the app.