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"Set Variable Value" problem in Workflow

Question asked by Tom Hayward on Apr 13, 2007
Latest reply on Apr 19, 2007 by Tom Hayward
I'm trying to set up a counter in a transition action to record the number of re-release events within a workflow. (We initiate a "roll-up" or re-release whenever we wish to update the underlying references but NOT increase the drawing revision if there is no resulting pictorial change to the parent drawing.)

The roll-up counter uses the Integer type variable _RevRollup, however, it is displayed as a Text type variable in the transition action dialogue. (It will correctly revert to Integer if you re-select _RevRollup from the pull-down list of variables.) It also appears that the expression %var__RevRollup%+1 will not evaluate as an integer. Through each roll-up iteration, the variable _RevRollup is updated to the string values +1, +1+1, +1+1+1, etc. instead of the expected integer values 1, 2, 3, etc. Is this a bug or limitation in the transition action's "Set variable value" function, or am I not using the correct syntax to evaluate an integer expression?

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