Unable to select edit widget on certain fields in layout mode

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Expected behavior

When clicking on any field in layout mode I should be able to see and select an edit widget for that field.

Actual behavior

The EDIT SETTINGS and DISPLAY SETTINGS sections are not showing in the UI for some (not all) fields. This is happening on the same fields in both the production environment and in my development environment.

Failure Logs

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Please provide any relevant information about your setup.

  • Package Version:
  • Express Version: express@4.17.1
  • Sequelize Version: sequelize@~5.15.1
  • Database Dialect: postgres
  • Database Version: pg@^8.2.2
  • Project Name: Research Sites

Hello @jingram,

For now I can’t reproduce your issue I’ll need more information. What type of field are you trying to edit? And why do you need to edit your uuid field type?

Kind regards,

Hello, that field is a UUID data type

uuid: {
            type: DataTypes.UUID

I have a custom function built into the attachments post/update routes that allows me to upload a file, creates a uuid for the filename, and then saves that value in this field. I need the ability to set the edit widget as a file picker.

This was working for me previously with other UUID fields, but since updating my schema, I notice that it’s now happening on other fields (highlight_preview, for example, previously allowed me to choose a file, but now it does not).


Do you have an exception on the chrome inspector console when the page is not displaying properly?
That would help find the problem

Hi - not seeing any errors in the console related to this issue when I navigate to that page.

A coworker is reproducing the issue.
I’ll create a bug report, and we’ll keep this thread updated.

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Hello! I am wondering if there are any updates to this issue?

Thank you!