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Complex Types - configOptionListType


This type represents an application or system configuration option returned in a list of options.


Name Type Occurrence Description
advanced xs:boolean Optional Defines the option as being an advanced option (not generally editable by users)
choice xs:string Optional
Array (0/∞)
An array of possible values. If this is defined, then only one of these values are valid for the parameter.
choiceFlowcode xs:string Optional The name of a flowcode used to get the list of possible choices for this option’s value. appcode:flowcodename
choiceQuery xs:string Optional The name of a stored query to use to get the list of possible choices for this option’s value.
contentType xs:string Optional Defines the type of content stored in this option.
dataType configOptionDataType Optional Defines the data type this option supports.
defaultValue xs:string Optional The default value.
description xs:string Optional The text description for this option.
editable configOptionEditableType Optional Defines the editable status of this option
isDefault xs:boolean Required If set to true, then the value returned is the default value defined by the application out of the box.
key xs:string Required The key name.
maxInclusive xs:unsignedInt Optional If the parameter is a ‘number’ this can specify the maximum allowable value.
minInclusive xs:unsignedInt Optional If the parameter is a ‘number’ this can specify the minimum allowable value.
multiChoice xs:string Optional
Array (0/∞)
An array of possible values. If this is defined, then any combination of these values are valid for the parameter.
pattern xs:string Optional A RegEx pattern that this value must match in order to be valid.
patternErrorMessage xs:string Optional A message to display to the user when the provided value does not match the specified patteren.
secure xs:boolean Optional Defines the option as holding informaiton that should be treated as secure.
value xs:string Optional The value.
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