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Documents: Create Custom Fields

This announcement represents a single point in time. Future releases may impact the information below.
Feature Announced: May 14, 2020  /  Feature Released: June 01, 2020

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Create Custom Fields for the Project Level Documents Tool

Procore has added the ability for Company Admins to create custom fields for the Project level Documents tool. This allows your company to add additional fields that can be filled out in a project's Documents tool. See Create New Custom Fields.


This release is part of a larger initiative to allow for more customization in the Documents tool. This initial release will be limited to adding custom fields to use in the Project level Documents tool. The following functionality is NOT included in this release, but will be introduced at a later date:

  • The ability to mark existing and custom fields as required or hidden.
  • Support for custom fields and configurable fieldsets in the mobile app. 


Custom fields for the Project level Documents tool will need to be created in the Company level Admin tool. After entering a name for a custom field, you will be able to choose from the following field types for data entry:

  • Plain Text: The field will be a free text field.
  • Number: The field will allow a number value to be entered.
  • Checkbox: The field will be a checkbox that can be marked or cleared.
  • Single Select: The field will be a drop-down menu that allows users to select one value.
  • Multi Select: The field will be a drop-down menu that allows users to select multiple values.

After custom fields are used in a project's Documents tool, you can search for and filter by these fields. Currently, this is only available for custom fields of the Checkbox, Single Select, or Multi Select field types. See Search for and Filter Project Level Documents.

In order to apply custom fields to the Documents tool for one or more projects, you will first need to add them to a configurable fieldset. At this time, all fields for a Documents tool fieldset will be optional for data entry, and cannot be marked as required. While you can create as many custom fields as you would like, only 10 can be applied to a fieldset at a time. The fieldset can then be applied to any projects that you want the custom fields to be reflected in. See Apply Configurable Fieldsets to Projects.

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