When creating an open ended compute/input variable it is now supported to use other Open ended variable in the expression which makes it easy to merge variables or “copy” the data from one open ended variable to another.


The ability to merge can be very useful, for example, when having the client’s First name and Last name in separate variables but for reporting purposes it makes sense to merge these to one variable.


Setup

If you, for instance, want to merge two Open ended variables simply add both these variables to the expression (like in a normal compute) with a plus sign in between those. Like in the example below you can also add static text to the expression, a blank space is added as a static text in between the First name and the Last name for making the final text more user-friendly.Here we see how two Open ended variables are merged and a blank space has been inserted in between the first and last name.