Constants

A constant is a programming object. Wherever the constant name is used in an application program, the software uses the value assigned to that constant in the Constants entity set.

Establishing a Constant

Call up the Development Center with the DC command, select CONSTANTS from the OBJECTS drop-down menu, and use the tools of the Development Center to define the desired constant.

Fields of the Constants Entity Set

Attributes

Description

ConstName

Name of the constant

DirName

Application directory location of the constant

ObjectKey

A unique identifier assigned by the Development Center

ConstValue  

Value of the constant

ConstType

Data type of the constant