A field is a box where one piece of data or information can be captured in the HIFIS database. In HIFIS, there are several types of fields:

  • date and time fields – these enable you to enter a date or time. Right clicking in the field allows you to enter today’s date or the current time. Date fields must be completed in the following order: day/month/year or dd/mm/yyyy.
  • drop-down lists – where you select information from a list.
  • regular fields – you can enter information in these fields, but it is not mandatory.
  • mandatory fields (red) – you are unable to save the record until information is entered in these fields.
  • greyed out fields – these fields are “read-only” which means you cannot enter any information because the field is not active

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HIFIS Fields


Field: A box in HIFIS screens where information is entered into the database.

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