URL fields are best used to store websites or any type of URL. It could be links to folders of online storing systems, links to social media, among others.
When clicked on, the URL field will open a new window and redirect you to that URL.
Configuring a URL 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.
The field type must be set to 'URL'.
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. It could be a placeholder like www.website.com to remind your team members to update the website.
URL 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 text 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.
URL fields can be set up as 'unique'. This means that the system will prevent duplicates of the URL values from being added to the system. It is recommended to set up the URL as a Unique field if there shouldn't be any duplicated records with the same information. For example, the website of an Account could be marked as unique and if a team member attempts to create a new account with a website that already exists in the system, they will receive the warning that the website already exists.
Once you are done setting your field, click the save button.
Note: All new fields are added at the bottom of the form.