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  1. Preface
  2. Understanding Data Types and Field Properties
  3. Designing Processes
  4. Using and Displaying Data
  5. Designing Guides
  6. Designing Process Objects
  7. Designing Service Connectors
  8. Using Connectors
  9. System Services, Listeners and Connectors

2. Design

2. Design

Fields

Fields

The fields available for a guide or process are those contained in the object(s) to which the guide or process applies. This is specified in the Applies To property (on the General tab).
You define a name and type for each of the following field categories, for use in a guide or process:
Field Categories
Description
Input
The Input field values are available in all steps of the process or guide.
An embedded guide may need to access information from the embedding process or guide. Creating input fields is also a way to define this information so that it can be passed to the embedding guide.
If the field is required for the guide or process to execute, check
Required
.
Output
The Output field values are set when the process executes and are then available in the steps that follow. Define output fields only for use in an embedded process or guide. These output fields do not appear in lists until the values are returned from an embedded process or guide.
Temporary
The Temporary field values be used in all of the current guide's steps. However, a temporary field's value is not available to an embedded guide or process.
For information on how to use input and output fields in embedded guides, see Embedded Guide step.
For more information on fields, see Introduction to Data Types and Field Properties.