Data Type Conversion

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This This article details how to convert from one data type to another in Spel code. This concept is regarded as casting.


Primary data types used in USD spell.

  • string
  • int
  • float
  • date
  • duration
  • bool
  • uuid (introduced in r11.x)
  • object

Example: <source lang="javascript">string MyString; int MyInt; float MyFloat; date MyDate; duration MyDuration; uuid MyUUID;

MyString = "Hello world no: " +(string) 1; // result: "Hello world no: 1" MyInt = (int) "2 times"); // result: 2 MyFloat = (float)MyInt; // result: 2.00000 MyDate = (date)( (string) now()); // result: the actual date depending of your system time configuration MyDuration = (duration)((int) "2" + 3), // result: duration of 5 sec. MyUUID = (uuid)expand( "&{'mylogin'=cnt.userid->id}"); // result: the id of contact having userid "mylogin"</source>


In Spell code you can use arrays as well.

Accessing array fields is very similar to other languages, simply use <source lang="javascript"> myArray[3] </source> to access forth element of an array myArray. Arrays are 0-based.

Here is the example of declarantion of a new array of strings with 4 elements: <source lang="javascript">string msgs[4];</source>