Accounting key

The Computed parameter named Accounting key is relevant when the ACCOUNT facet is an accounting key built from an ordered list of base parameters, which are called the segments of the accounting key.

Create the parameter

To create a new Accounting key Computed parameter:

  1. Click Add button and choose Computed ParameterThe Add Computed Parameter window appears in the right-hand pane.
  2. Select the type of Computation function: Accounting key
  3. Fill in the form on the General tab:
    • Code - The ID of the Computed parameter
    • Label - The name that will appear in the list of Computed parameters.
    • Domain - Choose from the list of existing domains.
    • Description, Tags, Links, Attachments - Helps you can provide to your end-users, to find and understand this Computed Parameter object
  4. Click the Data tab.

  5. Add as many parameters as required: Click Select a parameter to pick an item in the list, then click Add parameter to add another one.
  6. If necessary, use up and down icons to change the order of the parameters in the accounting key, or the minus key to remove.
  7. Generable parameter label: name appearing in the header of the generated parameter in the output table.
  8. The new parameter will become effective after you select Publish in the More list.
    For more information about publishing, see Publishing Computed parameters

Viewing the parameter

The field describing the ACCOUNT facet contains a comma-separated list of the codes of the parameters used to build the new key. Note that these may not the same the names of those parameters, that are displayed in the headers of the columns. The reason for this is that a list of names would be too long to display.

To find the correspondence between the comma-separated list and table columns, just click on the cell containing the list. Both the ACCOUNT cell itself and the cells of the selected parameters get a background to identify them.

This is illustrated by the screenshot below.

 

The cell on the left with the dark background contains the comma-separated list. The complete list of comma-separated codes is fully visible on mouse-over.
The cells to the right are the selected parameters.

Specific cases:

  • If one of the parameters is missing (blank cell) on one of the rows, then the generated cell is blank for that row.
  • If all the parameters have empty values on a row, then the generated cell displays an error message.

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