Reformat Operation Attribute

Reformats all values of an attribute within the current operation by using a pattern.



Specify the name of the attribute. Supports variable expansion. For more information, see Variable Expansion.

Value Type

Specify the syntax of the new attribute value.


Specify a value to use as a pattern for the new format of the attribute values. If the original value is needed to constructed the new value, it must be obtained by referencing the local variable current-value.


The example reformats the telephone number. It changes it from (nnn)-nnn-nnnn to nnn-nnn-nnnn. The rule is from the predefined rules that come with Identity Manager. For more information, see Input or Output Transformation - Reformat Telephone Number from (nnn) nnn-nnnn to nnn-nnn-nnnn. To view the policy in XML, see predef_transformation_reformat_telephone1.xml.

Policy to reformat telephone number
Reformat operation attribute

The action reformat operation attribute changes the format of the telephone number. The rule uses the Argument Builder and regular expressions to change how the information is displayed.