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Format restrictions for a custom field

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When attempting to populate a custom field with more than 100 characters the following validation error occurs:

This value does not match the required format



The default format for a custom field is X(1-100) which means the system will accept a value between 1 and 100 characters



There are two settings that may be used, compact format or regular expression.

  • When compact format is specified it will be used during extraction to help find the correct value, as well as for validation
  • Regular expression is used during verification to add or remove validation errors from the field. In this case the following regular expression "^.*$" can be used to avoid the format restriction validation error

Level of Complexity 



Applies to  

Product Version Build Environment Hardware
AP Essentials Current      


Field format (Compact)



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