This page explains how Connect custom fields work and how to configure them.
Note that there are 2 distinct ways of configuring a custom field, depending on the data source it's associated with:
- REST API
There are some similarities when configuring Connect custom fields and connected items.
You first configure a query which will fetch relevant results.
You'll then apply a template on each row of the fetched result set → Note that Connect custom field template is not compatible with Connected items' freemarker, only values from the result set can be displayed, raw.
- For performance purposes, Elements Connect will only read the first 1,000 rows of a result set. To access the subsequent row, use the userInput parameter
- A 5-minute, non-configurable, cache for the datasource exists. Identical queries will fetch the Connected item values directly in the cache
Data source type
The query and template item configuration is different if a SQL or REST API datasource is used