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touniformstring() Function


touniformstring( value )

Converts a value or list to text, preserving the original scalar or array structure. To concatenate the array into one string, see tostring().


Keyword Type Description


Any Type

Value to convert.



Usage considerations

Using touniformstring() on arrays

Arrays are preserved.

When operating on arrays, it is not necessary to use apply with touniformstring. If multiple parameters are passed, or one parameter is an Array, then an Array of Text is returned.


touniformstring("John Doe 1060 West Addison Chicago","IL")

Returns {"John Doe 1060 West Addison Chicago", "IL"}, a list of two strings.

touniformstring({ 1, 2, "a", null, "b", "", "c", {} })

Returns {"1", "2", "a", "", "b", "", "c"}, a list of seven strings. Null values are converted to empty strings, and the final empty list is not included in the result.

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

touniformstring() Function