About Assigning Item or Request Types

Assign data formats to item types to ensure that items are added in the correct format. For example, C source files are assigned as source code, Word document files as design documents, and so on. The assignment mappings here are in the direction of item type list -> data format; that is, a data format is assigned to one or more item types.

NOTE  If a data format is not assigned to a particular item type, then any format can be used at the time of item creation even ones that have not been defined.

Assign Data formats to request types to determine how they are displayed in Dimensions CM. Once assigned, the format and MIME type are used by the Dimensions CM client applications (web client, desktop client, and IDE) to correctly choose an application/viewer to display the request.

Related Topics

Assigning Item or Request Types to a Data Format

Unassigning Item Types from a Data Format

About Defining Data Formats and MIME Types