0 Replies Latest reply: Sep 30, 2016 10:13 AM by Tanya Ruppell RSS

    Variables: To quote or not to quote

    Tanya Ruppell

      Hi,

       

      Is there any sort of general rule for when to put quotes around a variable?

      I was able to get this to work by trial and error, but I'd like to understand why.

       

      In my app, I have a variable that stores an aggregation function name; that is, vFunctionList can have the value avg, min, max, or sum.

      I have a bar chart that uses this variable in the measure: $(vFunctionList) ([Measure Data Field])

      The bar chart title indicates which aggregation function is being shown: ='$(vFunctionList)'

       

      If vFunctionList just holds a string, why do I need to treat it differently in these two places?