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Decision Table Best Practices
Follow best practices when designing Decision Tables.
Follow these best practices when designing Decision Tables in Decision Table Editor.
When using the string data type in an output column that displays quotation marks intended as punctuation in the output, do the following to avoid an error while processing that data:
- Precede each quotation mark intended as punctuation in the output with a backward slash (
\) to indicate that this character is intended as punctuation and not to denote the beginning of the string output.
- Place a space (
"\"This is text to display verbatim.\" "
When adding a decision, the decision expression's format is enclosed in double quotes as long as it is necessary to do it. This format does not work in complex expressions where using the dash (
-) character to define a default option or functions like
substring, which do not need to be enclosed in double quotes.