typename() Function

Returns the Appian system data type name when provided with a data type number.

Syntax

typename( typeNumber )

typeNumber: (Integer) The type number to be inquired for its name.

Returns

Text

Notes

To retrieve the type number, use typeof(x), where x is a value of the intended type, or reference a type with type!{namespace}type-name (within single quotes).

When referencing a data type, consider the impact that deleting the data type has on the expression that references it.

Examples

You can experiment with this function in the test box below.

Test Input

typename(27) returns User or Group

See Also

typeof(): Use the typeof(x) function to retrieve the ID of a data type for the typeNumber parameter.

Delete Data Types: This topic provides additional information on the impact of deleting data types.

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