Variable: General tab

Field Contents

Name

(Mandatory)

Enter a name for the Variable. This is the logical name that is used to reference the Variable object throughout the software. Respect the naming conventions.

Restriction: When you create a Variable, you are not allowed to enter the Innnnnn, Onnnnnnnn, XAnnnnnn or XNnnnnnn names (where nnnnnn is numeric). The system variables that AccountingIntegrator Enabler generates automatically are named using this pattern.

Label

Enter al free-text description for the Variable. This text appears in the Entity Browser (Label field), Object Dependencies Browser and as a tooltip when you position the cursor over the Variable object.

Status

This field displays the current status of the Variable, set to ToBeChecked by default. You cannot directly change the status in this field. [FOR DETAILS: life cycle and statuses]

Data Type

(Mandatory)

Select a data type that the Variable can store and pass. Composer automatically enters the maximum field length associated with your chosen data type in the Length field.

Length

(Mandatory)

Composer automatically enters the default field length for the data type you select in the Data Type field. To override this default value, enter a compatible field length.

Init Frequency

(Mandatory)

Set the initialization frequency interval. [FOR DETAILS Setting Initialization Frequency]:

  • Session reinitializes the Variable after one complete processing cycle
  • Group reinitializes the Variable for each group of Input-Events you defined in the Processing-Context-In. [FOR DETAILS Group Management]
  • Input-Event reinitializes the Variable for each Input-Event
  • Phase reinitializes the Variable for each Transformation-Phase
  • Rule reinitializes the Variable for each application of the Rule

Initial Value

Enter an expression that assigns an initial value to the Variable. You cannot reset this value elsewhere in AccountingIntegrator Enabler. However, you can define expressions that assign a new value to the Variable. [FOR DETAILS: How to use a Variable]

This field is mandatory for date type and numeric type columns.

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