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Data Policy

Data Policy enables System Administrators to apply default values, mandatory fields, and lookup validations to a specific table. These policies, once set, are enforced across the entire system, regardless of what form is being used to display the data.

Format Control performs many common data tailoring tasks in Service Manager, is often complex, and is applied at the form level. If overused, Format Control can affect system performance. Data Policy operates at the table level and achieves many of the same results as Format Control without the complexity and without taxing system resources.

Related concepts

Environment configuration
Data Policy expressions
Data Policy and the object record
Data Policy and encryption

Related tasks

Access Data Policy
Change the columns in a record list
Change the encryption key value
Example: Create and manage a revision
Create a Data Policy revision