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Liferay 6.2 User Interface Development by Jonas X. Yuan, Xinsheng Chen

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Custom attributes in plugins

The portal provides a framework to add custom attributes or custom fields to any Service Builder generated entities at runtime, where indexed values, text boxes, and selection lists for input and dynamic UI are available. For example, you could add custom fields on any entity, such as a wiki page, Message Boards category, Message Boards message, Calendar event, page, organization, user, Web Content, Documents and Media, Document Library folder, Bookmarks entry, Bookmarks folder, and Blogs entry. Note that the custom fields UI displays assets in alphabetical order, instead of a random order.

Adding custom attribute capabilities

You can also add custom fields to custom entities, such as Knowledge Base articles in plugins. ...

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