Meaning – The term ‘field formatted’, refers to the request or response that is encoded into fields, each having a specified format such as binary codes, bit-significant flags, and symbolic names.
Formatted text fields allow developers to specify the valid set of characters that can be typed in a text field. You can specify the field format for a specific section field. This restricts the type of data the field can accept. When you include field formats in DAL statements, place them in quotation marks.
The format of data held in the fields depends on the developer’s or the users’ preferences, but there is a set syntax and specifications that need to be followed while setting the format.
Example of usage – “The developers needed to pay very close attention to the required format of the fields within the database, before releasing it within the organisation.”