About Defining Data Formats and MIME Types


Defining item and request data formats and MIME types and subsequently assigning particular object types to them, is used by Serena® Dimensions® CM:

If a data format is not assigned to a particular item type, you can use any format when you create an item, including formats that have not been defined. If a data format is not registered, then it is assumed by Dimensions to be of type BINARY. Binary files do not undergo end of line translation when moving from one operating system to another. Therefore it is important to plan and manage this information.

From the Data Format and MIME Types main window you can:

PRIVILEGES  Manage File Format Definition


Only the Tool Manager can define data formats and MIME types, and only a Product Manager can assign them to item types.