Tip

Passing variables to agents

When using a formula, there have been a number of occasions when I wanted to pass a value to an agent. To pass values to formula agents, simply run some formula that sets a profile field and in the agent read the profile field data back in as the variable.

Agent1

testval := @Prompt([OKCANCELEDIT];"TEST";"Enter the value to be passed to the agent";"test");
@SetProfileField("TEST";"VAL";testval);
@Command([ToolsRunMacro];"Agent2")

Agent2

value := @GetProfileField("TEST";"VAL");
@Prompt([OK];"TEST";"The value passed to the agent was " + value + ".")

This was first published in May 2001

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