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AB0112 - Format data types correctly

Summary

Some input fields expect data in a certain format. While most input fields will accept any textual value, others may expect a certain type of data (e.g. numbers).

Note

Since values entered using Expression Syntax are dynamically generated, this rule will ignore any value containing expressions.

Solution

To resolve this rule, make sure the text you have entered can be recognized by the data format referenced in the error message. The following table outlines data formats and the types of values expected for each.

Data TypeExpected Format
TextThis is the most common data type and allows for any input.
Boolean or
Nullable Boolean
Only the values true or false are allowed. Nullable Boolean also allows for an empty (i.e. null) value.
Integer or
Nullable Integer
Only numerical whole numbers (i.e. no decimal places) are allowed (e.g. 0, 42, or -1). Nullable Integer also allows for an empty (i.e. null) value.
Decimal or
Nullable Decimal
Only numerical numbers (with or without decimal places) are allowed (e.g. 0, 3.14159, or -99.99). Nullable Decimal also allows for an empty (i.e. null) value.
Compare ModeOnly recognized compare mode values are allowed. Those values include: Equals, DoesNotEqual, Contains, DoesNotContain, BeginsWith, DoesNotBeginWith, EndsWith, DoesNotEndWith, Matches, DoesNotMatch, LessThan, LessThanOrEqual, GreaterThan, or GreaterThanOrEqual
Property Name The value entered must match the name of a recognized property for the Element Type. Refer to Web Control, Web Window, Web Alert, and Image Element for supported property names.
KeyThe value entered must correspond to a named keyboard key. Those values include: KeyA - KeyZ, Key0 - Key9, F1 - F12, NumberPad0 - NumberPad9, NumberPadMultiply, NumberPadAdd, NumberPadSubtract, NumberPadDivide, Backspace, Escape, Tab, Enter, Shift, Control, Alt, Insert, Home, End, Delete, PageUp, PageDown, Left, Up, Right, or Down
Patterson Consulting, LLC of Tennessee is in the process of closing and all operations will cease effective March 1, 2022. Please refer to our company page for details.