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shiu

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08-23-2018
11:50 AM

Process Number Variable Calculations

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DavidU54339-XRX

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08-24-2018
10:53 AM

Re: Process Number Variable Calculations

shiu

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08-24-2018
12:37 PM

Re: Process Number Variable Calculations

DavidU54339-XRX

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08-24-2018
02:22 PM

Re: Process Number Variable Calculations

I do not believe that a formula can be used directly in the external node parameter field.

My idea is to add to the MAX setup for a hotfolder two custom number fields (e.g., divisor and substractor -- the FFCore variables will be $FFdivisor$ and $FFsubtractor$). The MAX csv file will need values for the fields.

On the External node parameter settings add "$FFdivisor$" and "$FFsubtractor$", use these values within the external node script file to compute the value you want.

TomFischer

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12-04-2018
07:27 AM

Re: Process Number Variable Calculations

I'm also interested. I have seen screenshots where calculations like this have been set in the fields directly. Example:

Not working: $FFvar1$+2*$FFvar2$ (but syntax is correct, otherwise FFC throws an error)

Working fine: $FFvar1$+$FFvar2$+$FFvar2$

This workaround works for me at the moment but is harder to read and limited.

WHERE can I find a documentation about calculation?

Here's the screenshot from a Xerox presentation:

DavidU54339-XRX

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12-04-2018
11:19 AM

Re: Process Number Variable Calculations

TomFischer

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12-04-2018
02:56 AM

Re: Process Number Variable Calculations

Can you provide or link a FULL documentation?

DavidU54339-XRX

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12-05-2018
09:08 AM

Re: Process Number Variable Calculations

The following is the documentation in Help:

**Process Number Variable Calculations**

Number settings may support Calculated values as part of their configuration. Calculated values may be defined using arithmetic formulas. The following operations are supported:

• Addition

• Subtraction

• Multiplication

• Division

• Parentheses to change the order of operations

In addition, the formula may also include other Process Variables.

Example: ($FFwfdoc.pages$ / 2) + 1

The Default Value Setting defines a fixed value that will be used if the selected variable is undefined for a given job.

DavidU54339-XRX

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12-05-2018
09:14 AM

Re: Process Number Variable Calculations

Would your example work as follows:

$FFvar1$ + (2*FFvar2$).

If the order of operations is strictly followed the "2" will be added to $FFvar1$ and then the sum multiplied by $FFvar2$ . This is another way of represented what you may be obtaining ($FFvar1$ + 2) * ($FFvar2$)