Have check box as field type

Idea ID 2697090

Have check box as field type

Currently PPM has different types of fields like Drop downs, ACL's, text etc. Can we add another field type as 'check box'?

 

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Micro Focus Expert
Micro Focus Expert
Status changed to: Waiting for Votes

So far the way to "workaround" the checkbox is to use "Yes/No Button" validation, which displays two Radio Buttons with Yes/No, saving the field value as "Y" or "N". 

This is equivalent to a checkbox, but I agree that a "real" checkbox would be more user friendly in some case, so let's open this idea for votes.

Thanks for your input as always!

 

Outstanding Contributor.. Amishra Outstanding Contributor..
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Appreciate it Etienne, yes that is what we do, Drop down list or even ACL as work-around. 

It was more around user-friendliness. 

Thanks

 

Micro Focus Expert
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Quick question: Why do you use ACL or DDL to replace a checkbox? Why not use the Yes/No Radio Buttons? It's much better as a replacement of checkbox as it only takes one mouse click to set the field value:

 

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As a bonus it also supports NULL field value as no radio button will be selected in that situation - but feel free to set a Constant default value to it if you don't like null values.

Outstanding Contributor.. Amishra Outstanding Contributor..
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Well not saying that we dont use radio buttons, but checkboxes are something that would be handy as well in PPM. 

See example below - checkboxes would have been better; check this is done, check this is done..  as i mentioned it is just a user experience thing. 

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Micro Focus Expert
Micro Focus Expert

I get that Checkbox would be the best option here, but yes/no button would also be better than DDL on your screenshot, so in the meantime you might want to leverage them for immediate usability improvement.

Adding a new validation type is a significant & impactful change, so the votes bar before we consider it for implementation is pretty high - in other words, it may not be available any time soon and anything already available it worth considering.

 

Outstanding Contributor.. Amishra Outstanding Contributor..
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Absolutely get that and therefore parked it here; lets see how much of traction we get here.

with re: to screenshots it is just an example, the Yes/No radio button only has options like yes and no.. the dropdowns above has Yes and N/A (so only reason the business preferred a checkbox is if they dont select anything it means N/A according to them)

Anyways this is one use-case but the underlying fact is check box will be useful and impactful when it comes to user experience - that is my take. 

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