Multiple Constants

Description

Create one or more constant values to add to as new fields in a Flow. New columns are created for the results.

Constant values are useful when reference values are needed. 

Supported Data Types for Constant Values

  • Big Decimal
  • Boolean
  • Date_Time
  • Double
  • Long
  • String

Dates can be created as either a constant date or a dynamic date.

Constant date:

  • A specific date/time value.  

Dynamic date:

  • A variable date/time value created with functions and/or operator symbols.


Dynamic Date Guide

Supported Function

FunctionDescription
now()Use the function "now()" as a dynamic date that sets the time/date value to Hero Platform_'s internal clock value when the Flow is run.

Supported operators

Operator symbolDescription
+Adds to the date/time value based on the date/time unit entered.
-Subtracts from the date/time value based on the date/time unit entered.

Supported temporal units

Time/Date unit symbolDescription
sSeconds
minMinutes
hHours
dDays
wWeeks
mMonths
yYears

Example

The goal is to use IsAfter to filter results with date values that are within the past five minutes from the current time.

  • Select the IsAfter filter function.
  • In the function configuration:
    • Select a date/time value in the first field.
    • Enter "now() -5min" in the second field.
  • Click OK.

Use

  • Enter the output field name.
    • Select a data type for the constant value.
    • Enter a constant value.
  • Add additional constant values. (optional)

Example

Drop-down List Values

The user wants to assign values for drop-down fields in Robin.

MultipleConstant() returnsMultipleConstant() returnsMultipleConstant() returns
ActiveInactiveUnknown

It is then possible to use the List function to turn each of these values into an element in a list that can be used to create the Robin drop-down menu.

Hero Platform_ Example

An example of this function can be found in Hero Platform_'s library of examples.

Download the example titled "function_MultipleConstants" to see an example of this function. 

Type

Creators