Module: Editor

Version: 2.2.1 +

User: Developer

Object Type: Calculation Object

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In the Editor a Fixed can be given a fixed value of a certain type, like a number, a date or a text.


DebugLogMode (from version 4.1)

Indicates the level of detail of debug information that is logged when running a Futurama application (website, webservice, console application) to the trace, a logfile, a database etc. The possible values are:

  • None: no debug information is logged
  • Simple: only basic information is given
  • Extended: in addition to the information in the Simple mode the values of all the properties of the object are shown


Possible values are True or False. If the value is False, then the object can only be used within the document where it is created. If the value is True, then also from other Futurama documents can be referred to this object. This means that changes in the object also affect the document in which is referred to this object. If the value is True and you attempt to move or delete the object, a warning will be given. To limit these warnings to a minimum it is recommended to set IsPublic to True only when necessary.

ReturnsTable (until version 5.0)

This is an automatic property indicating whether the result of the Calculation object is a table. For a Fixed it is always False. From version 5.1.0 the ReturnsTable property is replaced by the Rank property (see property below).

Rank (from version 5.1)

The Rank property is an automatic property indicating the rank of the Calculation Object. Rank=0 implies a scalar. A Fixed always has Rank=0.


The name of the object as it is shown in the source of the website. By default the XmlName is equal to the name given in the property (Name) with spaces replaced by underscores, but you are free to change it.


The name of the object.


Here a comment can be entered. For example a short description of the object.


The unique identification number of the object. This number is automatically generated by Futurama on the moment of creation. This number can be used when searching for a certain object in the Find Window.


Here the value of the Fixed can be entered. The kind of value depends on the chosen Type. From Futurama version 18.02 it is also possible to define the texts within a ResourceDocument. See the page Text management and Multi-language.


The value of this property determines what kind of values can be entered at the property Text. The following types are available:

  • Long (an integer)
  • Double (a broken number)
  • Date
  • String
  • Boolean (a logical value which can be True or False)


The value of the Fixed can be set in two ways. First by a doubleclick on the object in the Design Window. Second by first clicking on the property Text in the Properties Window of the object and then on the editing box on the right of the property. Both methods will open up a window where the value can be either typed in directly or selected by clicking on the buttons to the right. The values that can be selected depend on the type that has been chosen.

Related Topics

Relevant Tutorials

- Creating formulas with futurama: Select part 3 of this tutorial to see how a Fixed is created.

Updated: 2012-07-19