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7.8.2. Create new variable

In order to create a new variable, do the following:

  1. Click on New.

    -> The editing area is opened (if not opened yet).

    -> Input fields are emptied.

  2. Under Name, enter the name of the new variable.

    [Note] Note

    Should the variable already exist, the note Name not unique! is displayed.

  3. Specify the variable parameters.

    [Note] Note

    If Save location "Only in geometry" is selected, some parameters are not needed (at the moment) and the respective input fields are grayed out.

    [Note] Note

    The variable needs a value, otherwise when testing in the dialog box QA check an error message will arise.

    Select a table line. Thereby the variable automatically gets a value assigned which is displayed under Equation.

  4. Confirm your entries by clicking on the Commit button.

    -> The new variable is added to the variable list or old values are overwritten.

    -> If Save location "Only in table" or "In geometry and table" is selected, the new variable is immediately displayed in the characteristic attribute table (at last position). Via Sort variables you can change the position in the characteristic attribute table (not Variable Manager) as desired.

    -> If a variable is designated for the use in the geometry (meaning Save location "Only in geometry" or "In geometry and table"), then the name is marked with an asterisk as long as the variable has not been used.