Add a Constant to the Mapping

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Add a Constant to the Mapping

Constants enable you to supply custom text or numbers to the mapping. A constant's value, as the name implies, will remain the same for the duration of the mapping lifetime.

 

To add a constant to the mapping:

1.Do one of the following:
a.On the Insert menu, click Constant.
b.Right-click the mapping, and select Insert Constant from the context menu.

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2.Enter the value of the constant, select the data type ("String", "Number", "All other"), and click OK.

 

Alternatively, you can also quickly add a constant as follows:

 

1.Double-click anywhere on an empty mapping area.
2.Do one of the following:
a.To add a string constant, start typing a double quote followed by the constant value. The closing double quote is optional.

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b.To add a numeric constant, just type the number.
3.Press Enter.

 


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