- System variables can be used throughout the repository as default values, in validation rules, etc.
- LANSA ships many default system variables. You can also define your own system variables.
- System variables are NOT partition specific and changing or deleting a system variable affects all partitions in that installation of LANSA.
- Dynamic system variables can have different values each time the variable is accessed.
- Static variables are assigned once when the application is started.
- System variables call a program which returns a single value.
- Multilingual data is stored as keyed data and is not translated.
- All multilingual variables must begin with *MTXT.
Tips and Techniques
- When defining a new partition (or modifying an existing partition) to support multilingual applications, a "default" language and one other language must be defined. A multilingual partition must have two or more languages defined.
What I Should Know
- How to create a system variable in Visual LANSA.
- Some of the special system variables supported by LANSA.
- Where a LANSA system variable can be used.
- How multilingual variables are used in Visual LANSA.