Symbols have the following three attributes:

  • a symbol (lowercase, no spaces or hyphens..)
  • an associated text (free text)
  • (internally) a unique identifier

Using symbols to ensure consistency in representation across Processes

The options in a Select question might involve concepts which have relevance not only in a single Process but across the whole Project.

You can ensure that you represent such concepts consistently across Projects by defining symbols at the Project level and choosing to use them within the Process as option values.

Using project level symbols to ensure consistency

Using Symbols to compute with

Symbols can be used as the value of options in a select question select question

When the user responds to a select question, the resulting value is a set of symbols.

Using Symbols for translating system terms

System Symbols

Project Symbols