Setting up the project database
Before you assign project data to objects in a drawing, you need to know what information you want to display. By default, CorelDRAW creates four data fields: Name, Cost, Comments, and CDRStaticID. The first three fields can be edited or deleted as required. The CDRStaticID field is hidden; it is used by CorelDRAW to identify objects, and it can’t be edited or deleted.
You can create and assign as many data fields as you want, as long as they use permitted format variables. For more information about assigning data fields, see “Assigning and copying object data.”
At any time, you can change the setting, such as the name or format, of a data field. If you require custom fields, you can define their formats using four basic field formats: General, Date/time, Linear/angular, and Numeric. Each of these formats provides a series of common settings. If the preset formats in CorelDRAW don’t provide the information you want in your data summary, you can create your own custom formats using the variables available for the format type you’re using. The field format you select is used for all objects in the active drawing.
You can reorder fields to display them in a logical order on the data summary. You can also delete any data field except CDRStaticID. When you delete a field, you also delete all data entered for that field in the active document.
To add a data field
To change the name of the field you created, double-click the field, type a new name, and press Enter.