Do we dynamically change the customfield values in create and edit screens based on user?


I have a requirement that a customfield show only some options to a paticular user.

Suppose my customfield is of type "Multi Checkboxes" and its name is TEMP

it has options as




Now, I should able to show only "External" and "Other" under TEMP for user1 in both Create and Edit screens.

only Internal to user2 in both Create and Edit screens.


Bharadwaj Jannu

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Nope, can't do it natively, you need some code, javascript etc.

There's a more advanced conversation from earlier today that you might want to look at -

Oh, yes, absolutely.

If you create your own custom field type, you can pretty much do what you want with it. This also has the advantage that it does the security work before data goes to the browser, so there's no leaking of potentially sensitive data, probably no need for any javascript, and no way to bypass it.

Thanks for quick reply Nic,

Is it possible to extend the exising custom field type and place restrictions inside the code?


Bharadwaj Jannu

Please suggest help docs related to the requirement.

Thanks in advance,

Bharadwaj Jannu

Thanks Nic for the helper documents.

I got the solution by simply changing the edit-multicheckboxes.vm

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