When selecting a process data’s data type, the format drop-down menu is not populated with the various format options.
Applying a format to a process data is a functionality specific to WorkflowGen 5.3 and above. This functionality gives process designers the ability to display data (such as in follow-up forms) with specific predefined formats or custom formats for Numeric and Date/Time data types.
As mentioned above, data formats apply only to Numeric and Date/Time data types. As well, the available formats depend on the data type selected. For example, if you select Numeric as the data type you’ll have the option of selecting from the following formats:
If you select Date/Time as the data type you’ll have the option of selecting from the following list of formats:
- Custom (User Defined)
- Short Date
- Long Date
- Full date/time (short time)
- Full date/time (long time)
- General date/time (short time)
- General date/time (long time)
- Month day
- Round-trip date/time
- RFC 1123 date/time
- Sortable date/time (ISO 8601)
- Short time
- Long time
- Universal sortable date/time
- Universal Full date/time
- Year month
When adding a new process data, you are required to enter at a minimum a Name, Description and Data Type. The Format and other related fields (such as Custom and Precision, etc.) remain read-only. However by clicking the Save button, it will reload the webpage and populate the format selection drop-down accordingly depending on the data type selected. Remember, the format selection drop-down is only activated if you have selected a Numeric or Date/Time type process data.