Discrete Parameters

Static Discrete parameters are used when the user needs to pick something from a definitive list of items. They can be used for driving both text and numeric selections throughout the application - including formulas, logic and lists. They can also be global in scope, or attached to a specific data model.

Creating a Discrete Parameter

After selecting the parameter's scope (model or global), you need to choose its type: Number or Text. For both types, you can choose the element mechanism (red arrow) - which is where we specify the parameter to be 'discrete'.

In the table below, provide the specific items or values that will be used in your discrete listing. Each item needs to be given a caption and value. Use the plus sign (green arrow below), to add another blank item row.

  • Caption: the given caption will appear in the visualization
  • Value: this is the value that will be addressable in logical elements when the parameter is used

For "numeric" parameters, the value must be a valid number (purple box above). When the parameter is "text", the value can be any alphanumeric character,(yellow box below). For both types, the captions can be any alphanumeric characters.

Discrete Parameter Examples