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A Global Constant is a globally accessible variable that can be used for things like defining a password that is used by multiple interfaces.  It is a convenience so that if something like this changes you do not have to hunt down all of the places in your configuration to change the value.  Instead you have just one place to make the change.

Configuration Item Description
Name A unique global constant name up to 255 characters.
Data Type A data type for this global constant.
Value The current value for this global constant.

NOTE:  Values for DateTime, Decimal and Integer are interpreted using Microsoft .Net rules for the "en-US" culture.

Formats that will work for expressing DateTime May 13, 2012 are "yyyy-MM-dd" (2012-05-13), "M/d/yyyy" (5/13/2012), "yyyy-MM-dd hh:mm tt" (2012-05-13 12:00 AM) or "yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm" (2012-05-13 00:00).

Formats that will work for expressing Decimal 3,456.78 are "0.00" (3456.78) or "#,###.##" (3,456.78).

Formats that will work for expressing Integer 1,234 are "0" (1234) or "#,###" (1,234).

For more possible formats see DateTime formats and Numeric Formats.

Notes Anything goes here.
Hidden You can't delete a Global Constant once you create it but you can change its definition and you can also hide it so that it does not appear in drop down lists, e.g.