Host and User Field Property Descriptions

To display a host or user field's properties, after recording, select the screen that contains the appropriate field from the Task Inputs/Outputs or the Task Steps pane. Select the field from the Screen fields drop down list. Both user and host fields have properties associated with them. To edit a property, in the Properties pane, type or select a new value.

Property Description
Screen Name Displays the screen name on which the field appears.

Names cannot contain spaces; they must begin with alpha (a-z, A-Z) characters, and may contain alpha characters (a-z, A-Z), numbers (0-9), the underscore (_), and the dollar sign ($). You can edit this property by using the Screen Name step property.

Field Name You can assign meaningful names to the fields in your project. This helps you identify and reference these items when you build a task.
Type Defines the type of field. There are host and user fields. Not editable.
Is Relative Defines a user field of variable or relative size. The field size varies depending on the data contained in the field. Value is true or false, and defaults to false. When Is Relative is set to true, you must define the Start and End Column expressions as well as the Start and End Row rules in order to determine the location of the field. For more information on these rules, see Using Functions to Create Expressions.
Start Column Expression Determines the column start point of a user field with the Is Relative property set to true. The variables in the expression must refer to screen data. Screen data is the data contained in host or user fields.
End Column Expression Determines the column end point of a user field with the Is Relative property set to true. The variables in the expression must refer to screen data. Screen data is the data contained in host or user fields.
Start Row Expression Determines the row start point of a user field with the Is Relative property set to true. The variables in the expression must refer to screen data. Screen data is the data contained in host or user fields.
End Row Expression Determines the row end point of a user field with the Is Relative property set to true. The variables in the expression must refer to screen data. Screen data is the data contained in host or user fields.
Start Row, End Row Define the size and location of the field.
Start Column, End Column Define the size and location of the field.
Data Type Value is String. This value cannot be edited for host fields, but is editable when using user fields.
Usage Type Indicates whether the field is protected or unprotected. The default is protected. This value cannot be edited.
TRIM Field Value Indicates whether the leading and trailing spaces of a field are trimmed. The default is:
  • User fields = false (user fields will not be trimmed)
  • Host fields = true (host fields will be trimmed)
Related Topics
Bullet Synapta Services Builder, Overview
Bullet Designing Tasks, Overview
Bullet Using Functions to Create Expressions
Bullet Task and Task Step Property Descriptions
Bullet Table Property, Constant, and Variable Descriptions
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