I'm trying to determine how to add columns to the standard/default view in HomeBase (I.e., Form 1040: Individual). I can drag to remove/delete, but can't figure out to add those back, or add new columns.
Thanks in advance for any help.
It kind of sounds like you want to make a "Custom View". A Custom View takes the base original 1040 View and adds or remove columns from it. You can do that by clicking the gear icon in the top left of the homebase grid.
Here's a video: How to Create and Edit a Custom View
So the answer to your question is: You cannot add to a regular formset view. You must create a custom view. If your formset view is missing columns or you want to reset the view to the way it looked originally just go to the top Homebase -> Reset View
Thanks for your reply. I figured out how to add a custom view, but I didn't realize the default view was so "inflexible". Seems like a very odd development decision -- you can remove columns, but can't add columns to the default view. But, I guess that's the way it works.
I agree. It does not make sense that I cannot add a clients cell phone number to the current default view, but have to create a whole new custom view just so I can see this in my Homebase. Is there a purpose or reasoning for the inflexibility?
In the past this was due to accountants creating multiple views for different reasons (e.g one view was used by the info entry person, one view was used to keep track of different statuses). The main view contained the most important day-to-day info and everything else was added as an column that could be added to a custom view.