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Expressions — Examples


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Expressions provide a wide range of computations. Some examples of expressions are:


An expression can be as simple as a single literal constant. See Constants in Expressions for more information.

"Good Evening" 142 true 20050705 0x143F871A

Single property references

An expression can reference a single property, identifying the page on which it is found. In the context of an activity, an expression can reference a parameter or local variable. See Property references in expressions for more information.

.Price parameters MortgageLoan.Application.ZIPCode primary.pyLabel

Aggregate property references

You can identify aggregate properties or parts of aggregate properties. (The property mode of the target must match the result of the expression.) See How to reference parts of aggregate properties.

MortgageLoan.Application.Address(4) Globe.Division(7).Unit("West") Invoices.pyOrders(2).pyItems("Manuals").pyItemNames

Linked property references

You can identify properties accessed through linked properties, using the syntax .property1.property2., where property1 is the linked property and property2 is a property reference in the linked class.

Note the initial period character before the property name. (When no initial period is present, the system assumes that property1 is a page name.)
.pyUpdateOperator.pyLabel .pyUpdateOperator.pySkillsPrimary(6)

Arithmetic, logical, and comparison operators

You can use most Java operators for arithmetic, string operations, comparisons, and conditions. Use parentheses to control the order of evaluation. See Operators in expressions for more about each operator and precedence.

.Price * (1+(.Tax/100)) + ShipInfoPage.ShippingCost .pyEffortActual >= .pyEffortForecast 3.14159*.radius *.radius

Function calls

Your expressions can call built-in functions, functions in standard libraries, and custom functions. See Functions in expressions.

@SUM(.SubComponents().Price) @Pega-RULES:MapTo.Function(argument1, argument2)

All combined

Expressions can incorporate all the elements described in this topic together:


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