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Language Fields

Describing attributes of your work. 

Language Fields give you a place to describe attributes of a service other than what is being done in the context of a specific phase.

What is a Language Field?

In a project, you may need to note things like:

  • Clarifying actions related to the service that will not be performed

  • Responsibilities the customer will have as a result of a service's inclusion in a project.

  • Assumptions, such as specifying the time of day a service may be performed

  • Deliverables that will be produced as a result of the services' inclusion in the project

Language Fields are how you can specify and capture this information.

Setting up Language Fields

Viewing the List of Language Fields

Language Fields can be set up and edited under Settings > Content > Language Fields. Here, you will find a list of Language Fields in your account.

  • You can edit a Language Field by clicking on any item.

  • You can re-sequence or delete a particular term using the context menu that appears when you hover over the list items.

  • To create a new Language Field, slick + Add Language Field.

Creating and Modifying Language Fields

When you click on a Language Field item, you will be taken to its settings.

On new Language Fields, you can set up their:

  • Name: This is the name that will be shown in user interface items on the platform.

  • Sow Language: This is the "slug" presented in the Merge Data for use in calling specific language fields' information to be injected into the document.

Note: Once you have set a Language Fields Sow Language attribute, it can't be changed.

On Services in Settings

In Settings, when you are in Professional Services or Managed Services, you will see tabs available for each language field present in your account:

Within each tab, you will see boxes that correspond to the service (the top box) and the subservices present on the service.

You can use the individual boxes to pre-define information you would like to be present every time you add that service to a project.

On Services in a Project

Using pre-defined services

After you've added a pre-defined service to a project, it will pull in any language present on the Settings version of that service. You can then modify it on a per-project basis without affecting the settings version of a service.

To access a Language Field in a project, click the appropriate option from the Professional Services section.

After you've made the selection, you can click the Show Subservices button to see all of the fields for all of the services and sub-services present in the project.

If you have appropriate permissions, you can now modify them on a per-project basis, clicking Save at the bottom of the page when you're finished.

Using Custom Services

If you've created Custom Services on a project, you can follow the same method outlined above to access the Language Fields for your project and define the language appropriately.

Using Language Fields in Documents

Be sure to check out our Common Merge Field templates for examples of how to use them in projects, and learn how to read and use the Merge Data to create your own varieties.

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