The type of variable being used that determines the object that the variable represents as a placeholder for a concrete value.
Depending on the object for which you define variables, there are the following types of variables that specify where you can use the variables:
· Characteristic value variables
Characteristic value variables represent characteristic values and can be used wherever characteristic values can be used.
If you restrict characteristics to specific characteristic values, you can also use characteristic value variables. See Restricting Characteristics.
· Hierarchy variables
Hierarchy variables represent hierarchies and can be used wherever hierarchies can be selected.
If you restrict characteristics to hierarchies or select presentation hierarchies, you can also use hierarchy variables. See Selecting Hierarchies
· Hierarchy node variables
Hierarchy node variables represent a node in a hierarchy and can be used wherever hierarchy nodes can be used.
If you restrict characteristics to hierarchy nodes, you can also use hierarchy node variables. See Restricting Characteristics: Hierarchies
· Text variables
Text variables represent a text and can be used in descriptions of queries, calculated key figures and structural components.
You can use text variables when you create calculated key figures, restricted key figures, selections and formulas in the description of these objects. See Defining Calculated Key Figures, Defining Restricted Key Figures, Defining Selections, and Defining Formulas.
· Formula variables
Formula variables represent numerical values and can be used in formulas. See Defining Formulas.
You can use a formula variable for the interest rate in order to process the current interest rate, after you have executed the query or Web application.