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why and where to use a text variable

Hi experts:

can some one tell me the purpose of using a text variable with different processing types.

i did my home work by looking into other threads and also in i know how to create a text variable.

can some one please give me a simple example of why and where to use a text varible.



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    Posted on Mar 25, 2006 at 02:25 AM


    an example of a text variable could be :

    If I want my column header to show Month Name as 'March'and not 032006 , I could have a text variable which gives the same.

    Another option is if I want my characteristic name or Key figure name to be derived instead of a static value. Examples being similar to the one above or something like , I have a Key figure but would like Person A to see it as 'Balance' and Person B to see it as 'Outstanding' a case being Payables , I could use a text variable that changes according to the role or ID of the person logged in.


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