Multiple Creation Tool Functionality Not Working When Mask Is Included (Doc ID 1118902.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 10, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Communications Objectel - Version: 2.10.2 and later   [Release: 2.10 and later ]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When you want to restrict a format of a custom field then you need to specify the right mask in the Metadata Editor.

Many different special characters can be used to create the desired format. Here is a list of all special characters that can be used in Attributes mask.


Mask                           Description
#                                   Numeric data (0 to 9)
A                                 Alphanumeric data (0 to 9 and a to Z)
&                                 Any ASCII character
?                                  Alphabetic data (a to Z)
U                                 Accepts a to Z, but forces uppercase (A to Z)
L                                  Accepts a to Z, but forces lowercase (a to z)
\                                   Use preceding one of the mask characters if it is to be used literally
>                                  Accepts space and alphanumeric data (0 to 9 and a to Z), but forces uppercase (A to Z)
<                                  Accepts space and alphanumeric data (0 to 9 and a to Z), but forces lowercase (a to z)
~                                  Accepts special characters and numbers, forces alpha characters to uppercase and
                                    prevents spaces from being entered.


It is important to note that you must be careful when using the special characters. Some important Objectel Client features can be affected when using the wrong characters.

For example, when using the Multicreate tool wild cards (like *) and mask in the Metadata Editor you will not be able to input the wild card '*' in the Multicreate tool if you define the attributes mask as Name - ###. This happens because the special character # only accepts numeric data. To accept the wild card * you can define the special character > in the mask. To instead of using 'Name - ###' you can use 'Name - >>>'.

Cause

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