Variables

Describes global variables. A variable is a programming object that provides a method of handling temporary data required for various purposes during application execution.

 

Zim provides a number of pre-defined system variables and sets or resets their values at various times.  For details, consult your Language Reference.

Establishing a Global Variable

Select VARIABLES from the DATABASE tab, and double click on an existing variable or right click on the VARIABLES node to define a new variable.

Fields of the Variables Entity Set

Attributes

Description

VarName

Name of the variable

Type

Data type of the variable's value

Length

Maximum length of the variable's value

Decimals

Number of decimals in a numeric variable's value

Size

Number of elements in the variable

DirName

Application directory location of the variable

ObjectKey

A unique identifier assigned by the Development Center