Before diving in, take a moment to understand the Sub Item field's relationship to other entities in the Structure of SmartSuite.
The Sub Items field adds a layer to SmartSuite's base structure, creating a "parent-child" relationship between the parent Record and the child Sub Items.
Think of the Sub Items field as embedding a Table within a Table. Each Sub Item field contains multiple fields and looks like a child record nestled into a parent record.
Structurally, this adds another layer beneath a Table that can be visualized as:
Adding a Sub Item field
Working with Sub Item Fields
Solution Managers have much to consider with the Sub Items field, starting with the fields that can be added to sub records:
New Sub Item fields include a Text (Title), Text Area (Description) and Date (Date) field by default. Solution Managers can click "gear" settings icon in the Sub Items field modal to:
Add new fields by clicking the + sign
Modify or Delete fields
Reorder fields using drag and drop
Set a default sort order for the Sub Items grid
Remove fields from the Sub Items grid display
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