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Inserting variable value into Static Text

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I was curious if there was a way to insert variable values into a static text parameter. In our program we submit a parameter which contains xml data representing data nodes for records. (Ex. <record><guid>ABCDEF</guid></record>) In this example, the program will know that it is record ABCDEF that is being updated. For my WAPT profile, the page along with the parameter gets submitted, however the "<guid>" value changes everytime a new record is created.

 

Basically, I need a way to do something like this: "<record><guid>$CurrentGUID</guid></record>". However, when I try something like that, the actual request keeps the variable name in there instead of switching it out for the variable's value.

 

Is there a better way to do this??

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I was curious if there was a way to insert variable values into a static text parameter. In our program we submit a parameter which contains xml data representing data nodes for records. (Ex. <record><guid>ABCDEF</guid></record>) In this example, the program will know that it is record ABCDEF that is being updated. For my WAPT profile, the page along with the parameter gets submitted, however the "<guid>" value changes everytime a new record is created.

 

Basically, I need a way to do something like this: "<record><guid>$CurrentGUID</guid></record>". However, when I try something like that, the actual request keeps the variable name in there instead of switching it out for the variable's value.

 

Is there a better way to do this??

 

 

It seems, no. A value is extracted by function $Search and saved into the variable, then the value placed into the right place by function $Var.

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It seems, no. A value is extracted by function $Search and saved into the variable, then the value placed into the right place by function $Var.

 

So theres no workaround for inserting variable data into the static text?

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So theres no workaround for inserting variable data into the static text?

 

 

It seems that you misunderstood my answer to your question. I meant that for inserting variable data into the static text you should use the functions $Search and $Var:

 

"A value is extracted by function $Search and saved into the variable, then the value placed into the right place by function $Var".

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It seems that you misunderstood my answer to your question. I meant that for inserting variable data into the static text you should use the functions $Search and $Var:

 

"A value is extracted by function $Search and saved into the variable, then the value placed into the right place by function $Var".

 

I'm sorry I still can't quite follow what you are saying. How am I supposed to use the $Search or $Var functions when I'm already using the Static Text function. I don't see how you use the $Var function within the Static Text function. When I tried doing, <guid>$Var</guid>, the request did not replace $Var with a value, it actually used $Var as text. (ie. the program submitted <guid>$Var</guid> instead of <guid>123</guid>)

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I'm sorry I still can't quite follow what you are saying. How am I supposed to use the $Search or $Var functions when I'm already using the Static Text function. I don't see how you use the $Var function within the Static Text function. When I tried doing, <guid>$Var</guid>, the request did not replace $Var with a value, it actually used $Var as text. (ie. the program submitted <guid>$Var</guid> instead of <guid>123</guid>)

 

Now we understand. You need to create a parameter using 3 functions: Static text, $Var and Static text (as it is shown on the picture below).

 

 

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Now we understand. You need to create a parameter using 3 functions: Static text, $Var and Static text (as it is shown on the picture below).

 

 

post-4-1248176037.png

 

In other words, you need to combine several functions in one parameter. I.e. the parameter will be defined not by one function, but by 3 functions: the 1st part of the text in the 1st Static text function, then $Var function, and then the 2nd part of the text in the 2nd

Static text function.

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That worked beautifully! Thank you for the "work-around", I didn't know that adding multiple functions would concatenate together to make one value. Just what I was looking to do.

 

Thank You,

Matt

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