The Format Editor is located in Cartegraph Administration>Import/Export. This feature allows you to create, edit, and delete Formats used for importing and exporting data to and from Cartegraph. Another feature is the ability to run a selected format as an Import or Export, create a format file based on the specific recordset selected in the Category and Type filter lists, and save the file in the Project Home.
The Format Editor has two sections, Properties and Fields:
- Basic Properties displays the properties of the data source.
- Run Properties displays the options available for how the system should handle an import when an exception occurs. The defaults are selected when creating a format, and Cartegraph recommends keeping these options as the defaults. A filter may also be applied when exporting.
- The panel displays all of the available fields for the selected Type and can be saved on a format.
- The Field view is the area where fields are placed and ordered. The fields in the Field View are saved to the Format, in the order they display in the Field view.