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Package Properties

Package Properties


A package property can be defined inside of a Package.

There are ten supported property types. They are listed here:


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Defining a package property

The default value is the returned value if the solution is not part of a version.


Example


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Use PackageProperty in a Sql script


@PackageProperty[PropertyName] in a Sql script

A package property value can be used inside a Sql script.

The returned value is a string representation of the data type. Example of use can be:

@PackageProperty[Profitbase.PackagePropTests.Planning.StartDate].DateExpr

Example

You may want to filter data based on a package property value.


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Note!

@PackageProperty[name].DateExpr is recommended for casting package properties to datetime.


@PackageProperty[Profitbase.PackagePropertyTests.DateTime].DateTimeOffsetStr
@PackageProperty[Profitbase.PackagePropertyTests.DateTime].DateTimeUtcStr

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Use PackageProperty in a PowerShell script


@PackageProperty[PropertyName] in a PowerShell script

A package property value can be used inside a PowerShell script.

The returned value is a string representation of the data type. Example of use can be:

$date =
[datetime]::ParseExact('@PackageProperty[Profitbase.PackagePropTests.Planning.NationalHoliday].DateStr',"yyyyMMdd",[Globalization.CultureInfo]::InvariantCulture)
Write-Output $date.Year

Example

Here is an example of use in PowerShell script.


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Note!

@PackageProperty[name].DateStr is recommended for getting yyyyMMdd formatted representation of date/datetime package properties.


$datetimeoffset =
[datetimeoffset]::ParseExact('@PackageProperty[Profitbase.PackagePropertyTests.DateTime].DateTimeOffsetStr',"yyyyMMdd HH:mm:ss zzz",[Globalization.CultureInfo]::InvariantCulture)
Write-Output $datetimeoffset

$datetimeutc =
[datetime]::ParseExact('@PackageProperty[Profitbase.PackagePropertyTests.DateTime].DateTimeUtcStr',"yyyyMMdd HH:mm:ss",[Globalization.CultureInfo]::InvariantCulture)
Write-Output $datetimeutc

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Use Directive in a worksheet column expression


Directive("@PackageProperty[PropertyName]") in a worksheet column expression

A package property value can be used inside a worksheet column’s Is Hidden Expression (Caption Expression and Is Read Only Expression is also supported).

The returned object can be cast to a proper data type. Example of use can be:

((DateTime)Directive("@PackageProperty[Profitbase.PackageName.Planning.StartDate]")).Year == 2020

Example

Here is an example of use in a worksheet column Is Hidden Expression.


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((DateTimeOffset)Directive("@PackageProperty[Profitbase.PackagePropertyTests.DateTime]")) == new DateTimeOffset(new DateTime(2021, 8, 19, 16, 0, 0), new TimeSpan(2, 0, 0))

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Use PackageProperty in a data flow


Use @PackageProperty in a data flow

A package property value can be utilized as a parameter value in a data flow.

The returned value can be cast to the proper data type.

Example

Adding a PowerShell script with a parameter decalaration.


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Adding a data flow item parameter


With @PackageProperty[PropertyName] as Default Value


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Note!

Use @PackageProperty[name].DateStr when dealing with dates to ensure culture invariant datetime parsing.


Mapping the parameters in the Run PowerShell Script Arguments section


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Executing the data flow to test that the parameter is parsed OK


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