Duration fields allow you to specify an amount of time elapsed for an activity or action. The unique formatting of this field allows you to set said amount using the following expression 1w, 2d, 5h, 2m, or 10s.
This field is recommended when you want to track the duration of action, event, cycle, for example, Phone call duration: 35m.
Configuring a Duration Field
Give your field a name and add a field hint if desired. You can then select the section in which the field will be created or keep the default option.
For this field, on top of the field hint, you also have the option to add a help text that describes the expected values of the field. On the form, your team members will see an 'i' that will display the help text when hovered over.
The field type must be set to 'Duration'.
If desired, you can set a default value for all new records. Team members will have the option to override the default value if needed.
The format for this field can be specified between seconds, minutes, hours, and weeks.
Duration fields can also be calculated. Just enable the 'Calculated' checkbox and add your custom code in the space available for it.
Enable the 'Required' checkbox if the information for this field is mandatory. It means that if you enable this option, every time a team member creates a new record, they will need to input a duration on this field in order to save it.
If you enable the 'Lock After Create' as its name implies, the field will be locked once the new record is saved and the value of the field will not be editable afterward.
Once you are done setting your field, click the save button.
Note: All new fields are added at the bottom of the form.