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6.3 Development of Extended Naming Standards

It is strongly recommended that naming standards cater for some special objects associated with developing multilingual applications.

Multilingual Variables (*MTXT variables)

A naming standard for multilingual variables should be established.

A possible standard (which should be refined by you) is:

*MTXTttttnnn

where:

Panel and Report Literals

Multilingual systems tend to have a large number of constants or literals defined as fields in the dictionary.

These are generally used for placing multilingual constants on screen panels and reports.

They usually have a default value that is established from a multilingual variable.

A possible standard (which should be refined by you) is:

ttttnnn  

where:

This standard would mean that multilingual variable *MTXTREPI007 would be defined as field called REPI007 in the data dictionary with a default value of *MTXTREPI007.