Type Element

Author-it XML Format


The Type element contains an enum which species the type of variable. This will influence the behaviour and properties of the variable. Text = 0, Lov = 1, System = 2, FileObject = 3

Author-it provides four types of variables for you to use in your topics. The Text, List of Values, and File Object variables are created and defined by your library administrator.

  • Text Ideal for storing text that appears regularly in your documents. Text variables may be a string of any characters up to 2000 characters long.
  • List Of Values Similar to Text variables, except that you are able to choose from a list of preset character strings, each up to 255 characters long.
  • File Object Used for Author-it File objects. Commonly used for adding logos and graphics.
  • System Produces standard system information such as: the time, the date, or the name of the user currently logged on.

Note: Variables are used in Author and Contribute, and are created by your Library's System Administrator in Author-it Administrator.



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