Online Documentation: Configuration Manual
Step by Step: Adding a Calculated Name Value
The following figure shows step by step how you can add a calculated value to a
by adding a
'Name Value' of the 'Calc'
Value Type to a
Take to following steps (numbering matches the figure above):
- Activate the
'Name-Value Pairs' tab on the
Step Definition Form
- Select the 'Calc'
Value Type from the pull down. Fill out the Name and the other general
attributes for this Name Value entry.
- Select the value you would like to use in the calculation. All values that are stored
on Part Records can be selected from this listbox. Make sure the value exists before
the calculation is executed on the traveler.
Remember that all the pull downs are equiped with
Intellisense so if you know a part of the name you would like to add, just
start typing and the options will filter automatically.
- Add a short name for the Variable. Note: square brackets are added to your name.
E.g. 'A' changes to '[A]'. In the formula the square brackets have to be used. The
names for the variables are case insensitive so both 'a' and 'A' cannot be used
to define two different variables. (Learn
more about the Syntax for formulas...)
- For each variable you want to add click the 'Plus' sign. In case you added a variable
by accident, or want to delete a variable in the variable list, enter the name in
the 'Variable Name' field and press the 'plus' sign again. The variable will be
deleted from the list.
Repeat Step 3-5 untill you have all the variables you would like to use for the calculation.
- Compose the formula for the calculation. Remember to use square brackets for each
The formula can use different functions, and even conditional statements.
- After your formula is done, you can add the calculated NV to the Step Definition
by clicking the Plus Sign. After hitting the 'plus' sign, the new NV will be added
to the 'Name-Value Pairs' listbox (At the bottom of this
Name-value Pair Tab. The sequence number in the listbox can be used to change
the order in which the values will appear on the Traveler.
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