Reference Format Tips
Tips for Defining Reference Formats
You can create Reference Formats so that people can enter shipment references to match predefined formats.
- Be sure to define your formats using only the allowed characters.
- The position (order) of the characters must be specific in order to work properly.
- Keep in mind that when creating shipments, should someone enter a reference that does not follow a defined formats, they will receive an error message. They will not be able to proceed until they enter a correct reference format.
|?||Any single ASCII character|
|*||0 or more ASCII characters|
|#||Any single number (0 - 9)|
|%||0 or more numbers (0-9)|
|@||Any single alpha character (A-Z)|
|&||0 or more alpha characters (A-Z)|
|@@@###||3 alpha characters followed by 3 numbers||ABC778|
|862###?||3 specific numbers followed by 3 numbers and 1 character||862123$|
|%||A series of numbers||453902156|
|123&||3 specific numbers followed by a series of alpha characters||123QXWY|
|&%||A series of alpha characters followed by a series of numbers||UEZPA801234|
|###*||3 numbers followed by a series of characters||444($!)|