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runtimetypeof() Function

Function

runtimetypeof( value )

Returns the numerical representation of an Appian system data type when used during process execution.

Parameters

Keyword Type Description

value

Any Type

The value to be inquired for type. For example, typename(runtimetypeof(topeople(123))) might return "Group".

Returns

Integer

Examples

typename(runtimetypeof(topeople(123))) returns Group

Returns Group.

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if(
  runtimetypeof(topeople(loggedInUser())) = type!User,
  "You're a User",
  "You're a Group"
)

Returns "You're a User".

Use with rule inputs

When using a rule input of a type that can contain a more specific type, runtimetypeof can be used to determine the type when an actual value is passed into the rule input (at runtime).

For a rule input called userOrGroup of type User or Group with value loggedinuser():

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typename(typeof(ri!userOrGroup))

Returns User or Group.

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typename(runtimetypeof(ri!userOrGroup))

Returns User.

This works similarly for rule inputs of type Document or Folder.

Feature compatibility

The table below lists this function's compatibility with various features in Appian.
Feature Compatibility Note
Portals Compatible
Offline Mobile Compatible
Sync-Time Custom Record Fields Compatible

Can be used to create a custom record field that only evaluates at sync time.

Real-Time Custom Record Fields Incompatible

Custom record fields that evaluate in real time must be configured using one or more Custom Field functions.

Process Reports Compatible
Process Events Compatible
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runtimetypeof() Function

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