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2.18.1 Create a New Multilingual Variable

When the option to create a new multilingual variable is chosen from the field control menu, a format like this example is displayed until the EXIT or CANCEL function key is used:

 

DC@P100801              Multilingual Variable - GGGG                   

 

Multilingual Variable . . . . . *MTXT___________________

Maximum Length  . . . . . . . . ___                                    

Initial public access . . . . . NORMAL (ALL, NORMAL, NONE)             

*... ... 1 ... ... 2 ... ... 3 ... ... 4 ... ... 5 ... ... 6 ... ... 7 

XXXXXXXXXX . . .                                                       

_________________________________________________________________

XXXXXXXXXX . . .                                                       

_________________________________________________________________

XXXXXXXXXX . . .                                                       

_________________________________________________________________

XXXXXXXXXX . . .                                                       

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Fnn=Help  Fnn=Exit  Fnn=Cancel  Fnn=Messages                           

 

 

Key in details of the new multilingual variable and press Enter.

Input Options

These input options apply to the creation (or amendment) of multilingual variables:

Special Note:  This Facility uses Language "Grouping"

 

Standard LANSA language group processing means that any screen interaction may have to be repeated for each language group (if languages are used in the group). The group being processed is shown on the top of the example screen as GGGG, but when in use will have values:

LRTB

Left to right languages group.

RLTB

Right to left languages group.

DBCS

Double byte character set languages group.

 

Multilingual Variable

Specifies the name of the multilingual variable:

Maximum Length

Specifies the maximum length of multilingual variable.

Initial Public Access

Mandatory, but always pre-filled to NORMAL. Allowable values are:

NORMAL

Other users can use this multilingual variable, but cannot change or delete its definition in/from the data dictionary.

ALL

Other users can use this multilingual variable and can also change or delete its definition in/from the data dictionary

NONE

Other users cannot use this multilingual variable, nor can they review, change or delete its definition in/from the data dictionary.

 

XXXXXXXXXX ....

XXXXXXXXXX ... shows the language. On the line directly below specify the value that the *MTXT variable is to have when the specified language is being used.