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Learning ServiceNow. - Second Edition

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Learning ServiceNow. - Second Edition

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Overview of this book

This book is an updated version of Learning ServiceNow, that will cover the new and updated features of the ServiceNow platform. It will show you how to put important ServiceNow features to work in the real world, while introducing key concepts via examples of managing and automating IT services. It'll help you build a solid foundation of knowledge, and will demonstrate how to effectively implement and configure modules within ServiceNow. We'll show you how to configure and administer your instance, and then move on to building strong user interfaces and creating powerful workflows. We also cover other key elements of ServiceNow, such as notifications, security, reporting, and custom development. You will learn how to improve and automate your business' workflow and processes. By the end of this book, you will be able to successfully configure and manage ServiceNow like a pro.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Learning ServiceNow Second Edition
Contributors
Preface
Index

Forms


As you've seen, forms are where data is displayed in ServiceNow, but you wouldn't want to display every single field in your table to all of your users! For this reason, forms have views that limit which fields are shown, and to whom.

Form views can be configured, or personalized, split into sections, and can contain and display all manner of different kinds of data. Data can be made to be displayed, made read-only, or made editable in forms based on various conditions that we'll discuss in Chapter 6, UI and Data Policies. In this section, we'll briefly go over how to configure and design forms, how to personalize them, and make them your own, and how to configure form sections and related lists. More details on the specific components that'll show up in forms will be covered in later chapters.

Form designer

Let's start by creating a Virtual War Room record. Follow the following steps to create a record in our application that we can use to create and modify views using the form designer...