Custom fields going away!

Did you know that PowerSchool plans to eliminate custom fields! Sounds crazy, but true. Luckily, there is now a better way to satisfy our need for field customization, and it’s called Schema Extensions. For the user, the transition will be almost invisible with the exception that each custom field will start with “U Def Ext”. These ‘User Defined Extensions’ will still be in the field list and will allow us to put some constraints into the field, e.g only a date can go where we want a date, or only a number where we want a number… More on this as custom fields are changed.