Add a Format to a Field

You can add two types of formats to a field: stored formats and custom formats.

  • A stored format can be reused on any field in CSM. Stored formats are managed using the Format Manager.
  • A custom format is defined for use in a specific field.

To add a format to a field:

  1. In CSM Administrator, create a Blueprint.
  2. In the Object Manager, open the Business Object that contains the field.
  3. Edit the field.
  4. Select the General tab.
  5. Select the Format checkbox.
  6. Select the format to apply:
    • Select the ellipsis to open the Stored Format Manager, and then select an existing format or create a Stored Format. Stored formats can be used over and over in numerous places.
    • Select the Custom Format button to open the Custom Format window, and then create a format to use only for this scenario. A custom format has many of the same properties as a Stored Format, only it does not have a name or description, and is not managed through the Stored Format Manager.