This article will help you:
- understand what Value Nodes do - compared to other Node types like Inputs, Results or Actions
- see which types of Value Nodes are available
- understand how you can add and use a Value Node
What is a value?
This building block can be set to a number, a date, a Text Block, or an email address. While Input Nodes are outward-facing by posing a question and requiring a response from an end-user, Action Nodes and Value Nodes are inward-facing. The main difference between the latter is that Action Nodes "do" something, i.e., initialize or progress a process, whereas Value Nodes are used to "set" or "create" values for later use.
BRYTER supports Text, Number, Date, and Email as basic value types that can either be referenced in the Module or a document output or changed or updated with an Action Node. With Value Nodes, authors can use or create these value types:
- Using an Input Node to ask your end-users for a certain value for later use in your Module or
- Using a Value Node to set or create such a value as an author yourself
What can I do with values?
A Value Node can be set to a number, a date, a text block, or an email address. This new Node type should also make initializing values more discoverable and intuitive since Action Nodes do something whereas Value Nodes are used to simply set or create values.
Learn more about each type of Value below: