Create custom data

If a data you want to enter is not part of our default list, you can always create it yourself.

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Written by Mathieu Gagné
Updated over a week ago


To learn what data is in Hexfit, click here.

In steps

  1. Go to the administration section.

  2. Click on the “Data” tab.

  3. Click the “+ Create” button at the top right of the page.

⚠️ Before creating a new data, we recommend that you check whether the one you want already exists. Click here to find out more.


The name of the data is mandatory, otherwise an error code will appear. The name will also allow you to easily find the data later.

Type of data

The type of data you select will determine how you would like to measure and record your data.


⚠️ The majority of formulas should be applied to the document and not directly in the data. Click here to find out more.

If the data you are creating requires a calculation, use the formula option to have this calculation automatically done for you. Select the appropriate data, units, and symbols to create your formula. When new entries are added for the data in your formula, the calculation will automatically take place.

Complex Formulas

If you wish to create data with even more complex calculations, the following functions can be useful to you with our “Analysis” extension.

Available Functions:

  • log(__)

  • pow(__,__) (Ex: pow(x,2) corresponds to x2)

  • sqtr(__)

  • cos(__)

  • sin(__)

  • tan(__)


The category selected will determine where in the list of data you will find your custom data when you would like to add an entry for it in your client's file. These categories will appear as drop down menus in your client's data section.

Visibility & Data-Entry Access

The visibility setting you choose will determine who will be able to see the information you enter for the data you are creating. You are able to share the visibility with all the Actors working with your client, as well as, your client themselves.

When you create a new data, everyone in your company will have access to input information and track the results from that custom data in their client's.

Data-Entry by Client

If you would like your client to have the possibility to input their own information for this data, simply click on the box next to "Allow changes by the customer."

Data entry

Once the data has been created, you can enter its value in the information section of the customer's file or by filling out a document. Click here to find out more.

Further information

  • To learn how to create a custom document, click here.

  • To manage calculation preferences in standardized tests included by default in Hexfit, click here.

  • To modify a custom data, click here.

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