Computed parameters

Viewing Accounting methods in T-View mode requires the presence of the relevant facets: Account, Amount, Direction. What if that information is available, but presented in another form, such as Credit amount / Cebit amount instead of Amount / Direction?

The Computed parameters objects allow you to determine how the product will compute new parameters from the values of existing parameters. The first application of this is the already mentioned computation of the amount and direction facets.

There are several types of Computed parameters. The type of a Computed parameter is also called a computation function, because what is essentially different between different types of Computed parameter is the rule which, given the values of the Parameters, computes the value(s) of the Computed parameter.

The action by which the product computes the output parameters from the input parameters is known as publication.

When a Computed parameter adds new published parameters to an Accounting method, then those columns appear in the samples displayed by that method.

Name of published parameters

Choosing the label of the Computed parameter determines default labels for the resulting published parameters. For example, if the label of a computed parameter is cp and its type is Debit Amount / Credit Amount, then the default values of the published parameters will be Amount cp1 and Direction cp1.

If you change the label of the Computed parameter, then those default labels remain unchanged.

Viewing Computed parameters

Once a Computed parameter is created and published, displays such as Accounting method tables, samples and T-views show new columns to reflect the computed values. 
To view the list of Computed parameters, select Settings> Computed parameters.

Identifying published parameters

The published parameters are identified by their shape. The folded corner indicates that this column is generated by a publish operation.

Deleting Computed parameters

To delete a Computed parameter, select the parameter in the list, click on the Delete button and confirm. The columns added by the computed parameter will be removed from Tables, samples and T-views.

Publishing Computed parameters

After creating and editing a Computed parameter, it appears in the list with an icon indicating it is unpublished . It only becomes effective after you select More list > Publish command. After the publish action has finished:

  • the icon of the parameter in the list is changed to :

  • the new parameters are created and added to the appropriate sections of the dashboards

Republishing / Restoring Computed parameters

After publishing, if you then edit the settings of the Computed parameter, the parameter icon appears with a warning triangle , to indicate the changes aren't yet published. You then have the choice between:

  • Select the parameter , then validate the changes with More>Publish again, or
  • Cancel the changes and reverting to the currently published version, as follows:
    1. Select the parameter in the list
    2. Click Edit button
    3. Click the Restore button on the top right

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