Here you can specify all the fields you want to use on your badge. These fields will be reflected everywhere in IDpack Producer when you load the Badge Layout. Every Badge Layout has its own Field Definitions, but you can import a Badge Setup from another badge by using Import Badge Setup. For more information on importing a badge setup, please refer to the Badge Setup section. You can store up to 50 fields for every badge.
The first part of the field definition contains important fields for IDpack. These field can be used as is or you can set them to your database configuration.
You can set the primary key name to match your primary key within your own database or leave the default name. You can also set the field type
to Numeric or String , the default is Numeric. The Primary Key cannot be disabled.
You can set the Color code field to match a field in you database that is used distinguish the different badge type (ex: Access Level, Departments, etc) the field must be numeric with values between 0 and 13
This field can also be disabled, the color code tab will also be disabled and the Global Statistics option in IDpack Producer will not be available.
|•||Add Date, Edit Date, Quickfind Date, Picture Date|
These field are used for logging activities within IDpack Producer, you can enable/disable this fields.
You can also set this fields to your own database configuration.
If you used these fields with an ODBC connection and use the default field names, you will need to add them manually to your database
|•||RFID contactless Smartcard.|
By default this field is disabled.
If you plan to use Proximity Card for your badges, make sure to enable this field when you first design you badge.
(support only HID's OminiKey reader only)
You can see ten columns in the field description grid.
The name of the field that will be displayed in IDpack.
The name of the column in your database.
The number that will be used in the Microsoft Access Database column name, idp_desc#. For more information, please refer to the IDpack database structure section.
Add the specified text in front of the information from the database (if required).
Enter two fields, First Name and Last Name in the Description column and leave the associated Printed column blank.
Result on the printed badge:
Enter one field, City in the Field Description column and enter the word City: again in the associated Printed Prefix column.
Result on the printed badge:
Define the type of data saved in the field. If you are using an Access database, you must open the MDB file and change the Data Type of the field in the table manually. For Date/Time search, make sure that you modify the Data Type to Date/Time in IDpack Designer and in Microsoft Access.
Specify the maximum number of characters you can enter in a field.
IDpack only allows 14 visible fields within producer. You can still have more than 14 fields in your database. Just check the field that
you need to be visible within IDpack Producer.
This will make the selected field required when adding or editing badges in IDpack Producer.
A default value can by displayed when the value of the field is blank.
IDpack will not modify or add any fields to your database when using the ODBC connection, you will need to make sure that your field definition matches
your database or vice versa.
idp_Stats table will be required when Enable Activity Log is selected in Producer Setup tab. See IDpack Database Structure for details