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Compare Typed Variables State

Compares two variables of the same type: text, integer, double, or date.

Input Variables

  • Variable Type – type to compare: text, integer, double, or date.
  • Text Case Sensitive – whether text comparison is case-sensitive, yes or no; the default is no.
  • Left Variable – name of the variable on left side of operator. If the corresponding check box is selected, the application assumes Left Variable is the name of a session variable; otherwise, the application assumes Left Variable is a constant.
  • Operator – comparison operator; variable type determines valid operators:
    Variable Type Valid Operators
    text =, !=, =REGEX

    If =REGEX is selected, enter the regular expression as the Right Variable.

    integer, double, or date =, !=, <=. <, >=, >
  • Right Variable – name of variable on right side of operator (or regular expression). If the corresponding check box is selected, the application assumes Right Variable is the name of a session variable, otherwise, a constant.

Output Variables

None.

Follow-up State – OK

Left Variable equals Right Variable.

Follow-up State – Fail

  • The values of Left Variable and Right Variable are not equal, or
  • Either Left Variable or Right Variable is the name of a session variable that does not exist.

Follow-up State – Dynamic

Not applicable.

State Editor

In this example, a case-sensitive text comparison is performed for the session variables TEMP and VAR2. If equal, the follow-up state is Send Variable Values - Equal; if unequal, or either session variable does not exist, the follow-up state is Send Variable Values - Not Equal.


Compare Typed Variables

Usage

A common use of the Compare Typed Variables state is in an application that prompts for a PIN, and limits the number of incorrect entries.


Compare Typed Variables Usage