How to Define Custom File Formats

This task describes how to define a custom format, if the file format of your import file is not supported.

If the file format of your import file is not supported, you can define a custom format.

  1. Choose Tools > External Monitors > Import Data. The Import Data dialog box opens.

  2. From the File Format list, select <Custom File Format>. The Enter New Format Name dialog box opens.

  3. Enter a name for the new format (in this case, my_monitor_format).

  4. Click OK. The Define External Format dialog box opens.

  5. Specify the mandatory and optional data, as described in Define External Format Dialog Box.

  6. Click Save.

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