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Re: [PCGenListFileHelp] DEFINE and formulas

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  • Stefan Radermacher
    Thanks for the explanation! Stefan. ... -- Happiness is the Road http://www.marillion.com [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Message 1 of 3 , Feb 3, 2009
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      Thanks for the explanation!

      Stefan.

      On Tuesday 03 February 2009 17:17:21 Tir Gwaith wrote:
      > On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 5:35 AM, Stefan Radermacher
      >
      > <radermacher@...> wrote:
      > > Is there a real reason we usually do this in data files
      > >
      > > DEFINE:MyVariable|0
      > > BONUS:VAR|MyVariable|<some Formula>
      > >
      > > instead of using this directly:
      > >
      > > DEFINE:MyVariable|<some Formula>
      > >
      > > A lot of complexity could possibly be saved on datasets.
      >
      > Long term maintenance, since you only have to look in BONUS VARs, and
      > not various DEFINEs in different objects. Trust me, I've had plenty
      > of first-hand experience on that. You don't need it everywhere, but
      > CORE sets assume other added on objects from other sets that will have
      > potential BONUS:VARs.
      >
      > From our LST Standards page:
      >
      > For Variables that will have a BONUS:VAR| in another object than where
      > it is DEFINEd, or if it will be DEFINEd in more than one object, the
      > standard is DEFINE:<name>|0 and leaving all numbers to
      > BONUS:VAR|<name>| statements.

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