You can use the internal variables that come with IBM Engineering Lifecycle Optimization - Publishing (PUB) to display automatically generated information about your template or document specification in your output.
|_cell_number||The cell number in a current row. If the element is not a cell, the value is 0. You can use _cell_number from either the Data expression or the Script expression tab.|
|_element_id||The element number within the template. Kept internally in the template and used for debugging. You can use _element_id from either the Data expression or the Script expression tab.|
|_element_level||The recursive level of an element. If there is not a value set for the element in the Recursive Level property in the Data tab, the value is 1. You can use _element_level from either the Data expression or the Script expression tab.|
|_row_number||The row number in a current table. If the element is not contained by a row element, the value is 0. You can use _row_number from either the Data expression or the Script expression tab.|
|_sessionInfo||Run time property information from the template or document
specification. In the Script expression tab, select the _sessionInfo variable
and enter the script. Use empty quotation marks without a value inside to generate the default value
for the property in the output. Script examples:
|_sessionLogger||For debugging purposes, you can display customized information,
error, warning, or debugging messages in the
TEMP\rpe\rpe.log file, Console view, or
Problems view. The messages display in the location that is defined in the
The default setting is to display information messages in the Console view, but not in the rpe.log file.
In the Script expression tab, select the _sessionLogger variable and enter the script. You can generate log entries with one of the following methods:
When deciding what to enter as the message in your script, consider using a visual callout, like your initials or user name, and using variables from your template to make meaningful messages.
|_sessionUtils||In the Script expression tab, you can use this variable to run a
function on the script called
When you use the _sessionUtils variable, also select the XHTML Input and XHTML Output options in the Script expression tab.
Note: Templates that include this variable can be loaded into older versions of PUB, but the scripts cannot be evaluated correctly.