Add an Input or Output Column to a Decision Table

Add a new input or output column to a Decision Table in Decision Table Editor.

Add an Input or Output Column to a Decision Table

Input and output columns are components of a decision in a Decision Table. See Components of a Decision Table for more information.

Package Required

The Decision Tables package must be installed.

Permissions Required

Your user account or group membership must have the following permissions to add an input or output column to a Decision Table unless your user account has the Make this user a Super Admin setting selected:

  • Decision Tables: Edit Decision Tables

  • Decision Tables: View Decision Tables

See the Decision Tables permissions or ask your Administrator for assistance.

Follow these steps to add an input or output column to a Decision Table:

  1. Edit the Decision Table into which to add the input or output column(s). Decision input columns display immediately below the Inputs section. Decision output columns display immediately below the Outputs section. Dots above each column separator indicate where to add a new column to the right of the existing column.|

  2. Do one of the following:

    • Select one of the following options:

      • Add a new column to the left of the selected column: Select the Add Column Left option.

      • Add a new column to the right of the selected column: Select the Add Column Right option.

    The new column displays. By default, decision variables use the string data type.

  3. Replace the placeholder values for the input/output label and its decision variable with those for your decision. Optionally, change the data type for that decision variable.

See the example in Use of Quotation Marks in Decision Output for String Data Type when using quotation marks as punctuation in the output string.

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