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Difference between bind variables with ampersands vs. dollar signs?

  • 1.  Difference between bind variables with ampersands vs. dollar signs?

    Posted 9 days ago
    MAM 7.6.1.2:

    I've been using the $sysdate$ variable in Maximo attribute formulas. I noticed that $sysdate$ is surrounded by dollar signs.

    Whereas, other variables have ampersands: Bind Variables 
    Example: &DATE&  and  &DATETIME& .


    Question:
    What is the difference between bind variables with ampersands vs. dollar signs?

    Thanks.


  • 2.  RE: Difference between bind variables with ampersands vs. dollar signs?

    Posted 8 days ago
    The dollar signs are only used by formulas but I don't know the actual reason behind it. Since they're using the $ to establish function names and other unique formula things it makes sense to keep it consistent and probably simplified the code (as they have to find everything with a $ and invoke the necessary logic for them).

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    Steven Shull
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