Display a list of all data dictionary fields and their title


evfields [-r | -g]


This command displays a list of all fields in the ExtraView. The field names are displayed in two columns. The first column is the field’s fixed database name, the second column is the field’s display title.

The field names are alphabetized by display titles. When the -r option is used, the fixed database names and display titles are separated by a colon instead of a tab, and the list is not alphabetized. Additionally, one or more characters may precede the field name with their meaning as follows:

Character Meaning
* This indicates the field can span multiple lines when being input
~ This indicates that the field is a member of a repeating record
% This indicates that the field has a display type of user
^ This indicates that the field supports multiple values
+ This is a field with a display type of multi-value list

The -g option generates two identical files named get.txt and search.txt, which may be used by the evget and evsearch commands, respectively. These files are saved in the directory where the CLI commands are stored, if the user has write access to that directory.

If the user does not have write access to that directory, the files are saved in the users home directory as defined by the environment variable, $HOME. The -g option will be ignored if the -r option is used.

These files contain only the fixed database names, and names are not capitalized in these files. This does not have any functional effect; it is just a different format. The last line of these two files is a line containing, __END__. When evget or evsearch read these files, they will ignore this line and anything after it.


This command displays field names independent of any layouts. As such, the concept of required fields does not exist in this command. To see which commands are required on the add screen or edit screen, use the command evaddlist –r or eveditlist –r, respectively, and look for lines beginning with a plus sign (+).


$ evfields
user                             * Current User Name *
active                           Active
alt_id                           Alt ID
assigned_to                      Assigned To
attach_content_type Attachment   Content Type
attach_created_by_user Attachment Created By
attach_date_created Attachment   Date Created
attach_file_desc Attachment      File Description
attach_file_name Attachment      File Name
attach_file_size Attachment      File Size
attachment_id Attachment         ID
attach_path                      Attachment Path
attachment                       Attachments
area                             Business Area
cc_email                         CC Email
category                         Category
last_change_user                 Changed by
date_code_freeze                 Code Freeze
release_fixed                    Committed Release
company_name                     Company
contact                          Contact
start_date                       Created Start Date
stop_date                        Created Stop Date
sysdate                          Current Date
sysday                           Current date at midnight
custom_email                     Custom Email
customer                         Customer
date_closed                      Date Closed
date_created_trunc               Date Created
date_created                     Date Created
date_last_status_change          Date of Last Status Change
date_created_day                 Day Created
timestamp_day                    Day Last Updated
days_open                        Days Open
date_closed_since                Days Since Closed
date_created_since               Days Since Created
date_last_status_change_since    Days Since Last Status Change
timestamp_since                  Days Since Last Updated
days_in_status                   Days in Status
problem_release_delete           Delete
description                      Description
document_impact                  Documentation Impact
release_directory                Download File Directory
due_date                         Due by
email                            E-Mail Address
email_address                    Email Address
administration                   ExtraView Administration
search_report                    ExtraView Search / Report
sign_on                          ExtraView User Sign On
add_problem                      Extraview Add Issue
file_size                        File Size
filter_child_values              Filter Children
date_first_customer_ship         First Customer Shipment
generate_email                   Generate Email
severity_level                   High
product_name_hist                Historical Product Reference
release_found_hist               Historical Release Reference
status_hist                      Historical Status
item_id                          ID #
id                               ID #
comments                         Internal Comments
problem_release_id               Internally used Id in the problem_release_view
problem                          Issue
problem_summary_edit             Issue Summary Edit
keyword                          Keywords
timestamp                        Last Modified
timestamp_trunc                  Last Modified
layout                           Layout 
layout_type                      Layout Type
mailing_list                     Mailing List
module_id                        Module
module_name                      Module
module_title                     Module
module_assigned                  Module Assigned
module_date_created              Module Date Created
module_product                   Module Product
module_status                    Module Status
module_timestamp                 Module Timestamp
module_type                      Module Type
date_created_month               Month Created
timestamp_month                  Month Last Modified
months_open                      Months Open
months_in_status                 Months in Status
add_problem_summary              New Issue Summary
open_assigned_to                 Open Status Assigned To
open_originator                  Open Status Originator
open_owner                       Open Status Owner
originator                       Originator
owner                            Owner
parent_id                        Parent ID
priority                         Priority
privacy                          Privacy
product_name                     Product
product_line                     Product Line
project                          Project
quick_list                       Quick List
date_release_to_qa               RQA
page_size                        Records per Page
relationship_group               Relationship Group
relationship_group_id            Relationship Group
relationship_group_link          Relationship Group Link
relationship_group_owner         Relationship Group Owner
relationship_grp_parent_id       Relationship Group Parent Problem ID #
relationship_group_title         Relationship Group Title
relationship_group_type          Relationship Group Type
release                          Release
release_assigned_to              Release Assigned To
release_date_created             Release Date Created
release_doc_filename             Release File
dev_release_found                Release Found
dev_release_notes                Release Notes
release_owner                    Release Owner
release_priority                 Release Priority
release_product                  Release Product
release_resolution               Release Resolution
release_severity                 Release Severity
release_status                   Release Status
release_type                     Release Type
report                           Report By
report_by                        Report By
report_output                    Report Output
report_type                      Report Type
release_found                    Requested Release
resolution                       Resolution
similar_search                   Search for Similar
sort                             Sort By
report_name                      Sort Order
spell_check                      Spell Check
status_change                    State Change Rules
status                           Status
system_log_type                  System Log Types
security_permission              System Object Access
security_keys                    System Security Object Summary
short_descr                      Title
start_update                     Updated Start Date
stop_update                      Updated Stop Date
user_accounts                    User Accounts Summary
udf                              User Defined Fields
security_group                   User Groups Summary
module_version                   Version
date_created_week                Week Created
timestamp_week                   Week Last Modified
weeks_open                       Weeks Open
weeks_in_status                  Weeks in Status
date_created_year                Year Date Created
timestamp_year                   Year Timestamp
home_page                        ExtraView Home Page