Fixed Assets by Value report does not show custom fields

Sorry but you are not reading our replies. All you write is correct for tab listings but reports are NOT tab listings see my last post and try!

If the Show custom field on printed documents box is checked, another checkbox appears to indicate whether to Show at the top of printed documents:

Yes, but only on the print screens of the tab listings where they apply. As mentioned before you can not assign custom fields to reports (try! it is not possible!).

Where under Availability does it say Reports? (Although I think it should be possible. You can select custom fields in Custom reports but I tried and it doesn’t work).

I also tried to create a Custom Report but I cannot find how to select my Custom Field.

OK, I give up. Can you please explain what these phrases you highlight actually mean: -

“Custom fields can be placed on records and transactions for most functional tabs enabled in the navigation pane”

“All you write is correct for tab listings but reports are NOT tab listings see my last post and try!”

The text I quoted comes from the guide you referred to in earlier post and is the introduction sentence listed under Availability to the list of all where they can be used, see the link at:

All that you need to know is explained in the guides. Please also note that it does not apply to any reports under the reports tab. So what is not there can not be used.

Yes, and under Availability they can be use in Fixed and Intangible Assets. I have created a Custom Field in the Fixed Assets input screen so where can I see that?

You can see that in the Fixed Assets tab when enabling it in Edit Columns (bottom of the screen that lists the assets.

You can see it on the View screen and, if set up correctly, as a column of the Fixed Assets tab listing. You cannot change the content of a built-in report beyond the variables provided on its definition screen.

See my reply here.

@Tut, Hallelujah and pass the cabbage. Now if I can work out how to print that in a report I’ll have the mayonnaise to make coleslaw.

Now how do I make appear in the Field Listing for a custom report?


It can be done using Classic Custom Fields but not any of the new custom fields.
In Custom Reports select the “Custom Fields” option - not the CustomFields2 option

See Allow custom field type on sales invoice lines - #9 by lubos More specifally:

Classic Custom Fields is the old implementation. You should not be creating new custom fields under Classic Custom Fields section anymore.

I presume that @lubos is reading the posts I have made about the fact that the functionality existing in Classic Custom Fields does not exist in the new custom fields.

The new custom fields have been touted as being part of improved functionality in Custom Reports and for replacing the functionality that will be lost in obsolete items such as custom themes.

It would be nice to know where it is headed because it has been nearly a year since these things were promised. At the moment it appears that things are in reverse.

See this post on 5 May 2023 by @Lubos about another but similar concern related to step bakwards: Status Column (Sales invoice countdown feature) - #52 by lubos more specifically:

I see this situation as taking one step backwards so we can make two steps forward. Maybe those two steps forward are not obvious now but they will be soon…

I have recently read that post - catching up after an enforced absence from the forum due to health issues.

I am encouraged by the remarks by @lubos, and I am sure that he would sanction the use of some of the obsolete features in the meantime.

In my earlier post I quoted him: