#### 6.4.4 Process Parameters

Process Parameters should not be used. They exist only for backward compatibility.

Symbolic Name

Mandatory.

The process parameter symbolic name in the form *UPnn where "nn" is the parameter number in the range 01 to 10.

This name allows the parameter to be easily accessed by the RDML commands associated with a function. Generally a parameter's symbolic name can be used anywhere in an RDML command that a normal field name or literal value could be used.

Sequence

Mandatory. Default=Next sequential number.

The sequence number to nominate the relative order in which the parameter is stored.

Sequence numbers are consecutive and must be in the range from 1 to 10.

Data Type

Mandatory. Default=Alpha.

The type of parameter that is to be defined.

Allowable values are:

Alpha |
The parameter is to be alphanumeric. |

Numeric |
The parameter is to be numeric. If this option is used the parameter is in fact defined as a packed variable as this format is easiest to pass. |

Length

Mandatory. Default=256

The length for type Alpha parameters or the total number of digits (including decimals) for Numeric parameters.

For type Alpha parameters the length specified must be in the range 1 to 256.

For type Numeric parameters the total number of digits must be in the range 1 to 15 and not less than the number of decimal positions specified.

Decimals

Default=0.

The number of decimals for Data Type of Numeric parameters only in the range 0 to 9 and less than or equal to the total number of digits specified.

Description

Mandatory.

A short description that is to be associated with the parameter. If it is necessary for LANSA to display a data entry screen for specification of parameter values, this description will be displayed. A brief description of every process parameter that is defined must be supplied.

Also See

Parameters Tab in the *User Guide*.

Process Parameter Concepts in the *Developer's Guide*.