DD -Assign Properties to a Message Parameter.


OK - I am a self help phreak, but I cannot find documentation on this... so
I ask for help where you can!

In our legacy system (B731?), we have a custom message with ten parameters
(&1, &2...$10).

When doing development in the legacy system, each of the parameters is a
specified data type (shortitemno, integer... somethingdifferent).

When I attempt to create the same message in our XE environment, I don't
know how to assign the data type to the parameters(I don't know how to
assign them in the Legacy, either). I know it must not be too difficult to
assign the type to the message parameters, but I don't know how...

Point me to some documentation... or... just point me...

No, I don't remember learning this in class? I remember building messages
and assigning text and values, but not assigning properties to the


Daniel Bohner
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Re: RE: DD -Assign Properties to a Message Parameter.

Usually, I don't check the OWDEV forum.

I need some more information (big picture). Where are you creating the custom message? What will you be doing with it? (ie workflow or mods etc.)

C Ho

Intermediate Programmer/Analyst
B7322 SP 12.4
AS/400 coexistant with SQL Server 7.0
Sandbox: installing Xe


To the best of my knowledge the assignment of attributes - char, string,
math numeric etc. is not a requirement when using a message template.
Basically, the template with it's &1, &2 ... variables only conceptually
represents the data which will be loaded into them. Take for example
Requested Date &1 - the template doesn't know that you've preceded this
variable with the text 'Requested Date' - it simply know that a variable
will be loaded at run-time with some data element - it is at that run-time
load that the JDE system will figure out what the attributes of the &1
variable are.

I'm currently working with custom templates in workflow and haven't found
any problems with loading them.