|Overview of Validator Column configuration screen
Pattern Comparison allows the Bamboo Validator Column to compare a value entered by a user with either a pre-defined pattern or a custom expression of your own. In addition, you can use and/or logic to require that an entered value matches multiple patterns, or one of several possibilities.
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NOTE: The following steps require you to have accessed the New Column settings screen and selected Bamboo Validator as the column type.
Select the type of data to be entered into the column from the Column Data Type drop-down menu. The available choices are:
|Check the Pattern Comparison check box to expose the pattern comparison configuration options.
Select Pre-defined pattern to validate user entries against the following options:
To create a custom pattern, select Enter regular expression and define the desired expression in the field to the right.
|Select the Add Another button to add second pattern using the desired logic operator (And/Or).
|Enter a required message in the Validation message field that will be displayed when an entered value is determined to be invalid.