Define Variable Dialog Box


The Variable Definition dialog box is available when defining a table or a layout. Use this dialog to define local, session, or global variables that you want to be visible to a table (and its layouts) or just a layout (form, browse, report, letter, or label).

  1. The Level can be

    • Local (only available to and usable by layouts and their scripts)

    • Session (available to all layouts based on the table and all scripts based on the layouts)

    • Global (available to all layouts, scripts, and functions)

  2. The Name can be any character string that conforms to the rules for variable naming.

  3. The Type can be

    • Character

    • Numeric

    • Date

    • Logical

  4. The Value is optional. It defines an initial value for the variable.