You use this window to set up custom fields for items. QuickBooks adds your
custom fields to the fields you work with when you set up new items or make
changes to existing items. You can also add your custom fields, as additional
columns, to sales and purchase forms.
Why use custom fields?
Setting up a field
Enter the name of the field in the Label column.
Select the Use checkbox next to the field name.
Renaming a field
To do this task
In the Label column, select the name of the field.
Enter the new name in place of the existing name.
Removing a field from use
Clear the Use checkbox next to the name of the field.
What are the consequences of renaming a field?
If you rename a field that is already in use, data previously entered into
the field remains unchanged. For example, if you change the name of a field
from "Sales Region" to "State," a previous transaction
where you entered "Far West" as the sales region will now show
"Far West" as the state.
When the new name changes the meaning of the field, you may want to assign the name to a
currently unused field instead.