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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

Assignment Step

Assignment Step

Use the Assignment step to set a value to a field.
To create an Assignment step, click a process, and then select
Assignment
from the Design canvas. Then, from the Assignments properties panel, click the
Add
icon to assign Name and Assignment values.
The following image shows an Assignment step:
You can view an Assignment step with five fields.
To add a field, click the
Add
icon, and then add the following information for each field:
Name
This is the fully-qualified field name. You can select a field name from the list of fields
you defined under
Start
Fields
.
Assignments
This is the source from which the field takes values. The fields you see depend on the data type you defined
under
Start
Properties
Input Fields or Temporary Fields
.
For example, if you define the data type in the Input Fields as Date or Time, the following options appear for that field in the Assignment step:
  • Specific date
  • Days from today
  • Days before/after
  • Field
  • Formula
If you define the data type as Integer or Text, you see the following options to specify the value of the field:
  • Content
  • Field
  • Formula
For more information about data types, see Using the Field Properties Dialog.