Please put the contents of a file inside something like your file data here
Then it will show up like
[EXECUTE WIN16] [EXECUTE WIN32] LAUNCH1=C:\LDClient\LDCSTM32.EXE /fe TIMEOUT1=600 [DATA FILES] DATA1=C:\LDClient\LDCUSTOM.DAT
Click on the Plain Text tab and then click Plain Text Markup Help for more information.
This is actually a fairly straight forward feature. I am not sure why you are struggling. That option is just a check box in the GUI, you don't have to do some special modification.
Custom Data Forms can either go down as part of the agent, or go down as a scheduled task.
Step 1 - Creating a Custom data form
Make the custom data form (that is the easy part).
Give it a name and a description (until you do the Add button is greyed out)
Enter the question field.
Enter the inventory name. The name here will show up in inventory under Custom Data - Forms - Form Name - Inventory Name. It will only show up once the form has been filled out and a full inventory scan runs. For example, if your Custom Data form is named "Location" and the inventory value name is Building then you will see this value in inventory under Custom Data - Forms - Location - Building.
When creating the custom data form, when adding an Inventory Value, click the check box on whether the fields are required to fill out or not. Otherwise it is not required. If it is required, you have to fill it out to close the window.
Step 2 - Adding a custom data form as part of an agent
Go to Tools | Configuration | Agent Configuration
Open the properties of the Agent
Look under the Custom Data Forms tab and add the custom data form to go down with the agent.
Configure in the agent whether to run at (1) Startup, (2) when inventory scanner runs, or (3) when launched from the LANDesk program folder.
Step 2 - (Alternate Method) Deploying a custom data form
Right click on the Custom Data Form and choose to schedule it.
Assign some machines as a target
Click start now.
(Note: If you do this you won't have the agent option to run at (1) Startup, (2) when inventory scanner runs, or (3) when launched from the LANDesk program folder.)
Step 3 - Running the custom data form
If you properly configured this in the agent it will run like it you configured it to run. (1) Startup, (2) when inventory scanner runs, or (3) when launched from the LANDesk program folder.)
Otherwise you have to manually run it by going to Start | All Program | LANDesk Management | Custom Data Forms