Department Selection

Department Selection field You can place a Department selection field and use that field to select a department which is registered in Kintone.
You can also select multiple departments.
For details on how to add departments, refer to the Adding Departments page.

Similar Fields

You can use a User selection field to select a user, and a Group selection field to select a group (role) which is registered in Kintone.

Specifying the Department Selection Field

You can specify a department in one of the following ways.

  • Enter a department name or a department code, and then select the department which is displayed under the field.
  • Click the department selection icon Icon to select a department from the list and select a department.
Select a department

Usage Examples

You can use this field for various purposes, such as registering departments in an assignment management app/personnel evaluation management app, or registering departments in charge in a project management app/inventory management app.
Work placement management app example

You can make a department list by entering departments where users belong or management departments in the Department selection field to let users choose from for the following purposes:

  • Lists projects filtered by management departments:
    In the view settings, specify the Department selection field as filtering or sorting condition.
    Filtering Records to Display in a View
  • Sums up the number of projects for each management department:
    Specify the Department selection field as sum item or condition.
    Creating Graphs
  • Notify the management department on upcoming expiration date of inventories:
    Specify the Department selection field as recipient.
    What Can Be Done with the Notifications Feature
  • Set the approval department for office equipment purchase request:
    Specify the Department selection field as Assignee for process management.
    What Can Be Done with the Process Management Feature
  • Allow viewing/editing records only to departments to which users belong:
    Specify the Department selection field as target of granting access to records/fields.
    Managing Permissions

Selecting a department allows you to set options such as access permissions for all users in the department.
Select a department

Setting Options for Department Selection Fields

Department Selection field
  • Field Name

    • Specifies the header for the entry item.
  • Hide field name

    • Hides the field names on the screens to add, edit, enter details of, and print records.
  • Required field

    • Sets a field where a value is required to be entered.
  • Preset departments

    • Specifies departments which will be displayed in the Department selection.
      If the department selection is not specified, all departments will be displayed in the Department selection. Specifying an item shows the department you specified on the list and you can click to select it. Specify an item
  • Default Value

    • Sets the default value.
  • Field Code

    • The text string to specify this field (in an API).