Administration Guide

Text Expressions

Text expressions are used where text should be inserted. Text expressions can contain static text and / or placeholders. Placeholders embedded in text expressions are replaced with their values at runtime. In order to insert such expressions, the Build Expressions dialog box offers a special “Text” expression type.

In order to insert a Text expression for parameters’ text fields in Alloy Navigator workflow, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. In the Update Field, Form Field, or Assign Parameter dialog box, click the Build Expression button next to the Value field. The Build Expression dialog box opens, as illustrated below.
  2. Under Expression Type, choose on of the following:
    • For HTML fields, choose HTML.
    • For other text fields, choose Text.
  3. Insert a placeholder using three bottom panes (Category, Item, and Subitem) and the Insert button.

    INFO: For details, see Inserting Placeholders.

  4. Click OK to close the Build Expression dialog.