Modify formatter properties

The format of a field can change over time. For example, a company that uses a Customer ID format that contains 8 numbers followed by 2 letters has used all of the unique values. As a result, they have changed their format to be 8 to 10 numbers followed by 2 to 4 letters. As a result, the formatter that ensured that the Customer ID format matched the old layout needs to be updated.

Tip Before modifying a formatter, ensure that no other fields or locators are using that formatter. If the formatter is used more than once, add a new formatter instead of modifying the existing formatter. This ensures that the other fields or locators are not negatively affected.

You can update and modify a formatter by following these steps:

  1. On the Project tab, in the Configuration group, select Project Settings Project Settings icon.
  2. Click the Formatting tab to view the formatter settings.
  3. Select the formatter you want to modify.
  4. Click Properties.

    Depending on the formatter type, the relevant properties window is displayed.

  5. Modify the formatter as needed.
  6. Click Close to save your changes and close the window.
  7. Optionally, click OK to close the Project Settings window.
  8. Save the changes to your project.