A constant is a fixed numeric or string value used in scripts, where the constant name is used in place of the value associated with it. You can define constants for commonly-used values in an application; for instance, for the number of billing periods in a year or common return values from a user-defined function. The constant is used the same way its value would be, with the advantage that the constant name is easy to remember.

Dexterity supports global constants and form-level constants. Dexterity also has predefined constants used for actions such as handling errors, controlling dialog boxes, applying formats and generating sounds.

Information about constants is divided into the following sections:


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