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Table Of Contents Customer Persona Format

Even though the graphical user interface (see Section, “Editing Customer Personas”) assists you in adding and modifying Customer Personas, the data carrying the properties can be syntactically wrong. This may result from a manipulation of a Customer Persona content item with Site Manager. In case, the underlying data can't be parsed, a text area with the raw property strings shows up. You are asked to correct the syntactic errors before the content item form can be displayed again. Therefore, it is necessary to understand the underlying format if you want to correct Customer Persona content items.

Editing Customer Personas in CoreMedia Studio

Figure 7.19. Editing Customer Personas in CoreMedia Studio

In the example screenshot above,


causes an error, because multiple dots are not allowed in property keys.

The text in a Customer Persona content item is interpreted as a Java Properties object. A property consists of a key and a value. A key must only contain one "." to identify the context of that property. A value follows a key separated by a '='.

Properties are then parsed into one or more contexts based on the key identifiers. Here is an example:


The part of the key before the '.' is used to create contexts by name. That means in the example there are two named contexts, keyword and personal. The keyword context contains two key-value pairs, sports=1 and fashion=0.7.

Supported Value Types

When context data is read each value provided by a key is interpreted specifically, using one of the format types available.

The following types can be used for values in test contexts:

  • String (implicit or explicit)

  • Boolean

  • Number

  • Date

A String is only read explicitly if the value is defined within single or double quotes. The quotes will not be interpreted as part of the value. Without specifying a String value in quotes, the value will be tried to be interpreted as Boolean, Date and Number before it is interpreted as String.


example.string="an "example" String"
example.string='an "example" String'

A Boolean can be specified as either true or false.

A Number can be specified in any valid format that can be parsed to a Float object in the Java language. Examples:

  • 1234

  • 1234.0

  • -1234

  • -1234.0

Or using the scientific notation:

  • 1.2345E5

  • 1.2345E+5

  • 1.2345E-5

Dates can be specified using the following formats:

  • ISO8601

  • yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ss.SSSZ

  • yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss

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