OBIEE - Datatype of a presentation variable

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1 - About

Each variable in an application have a scope and a data type.

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3 - How can I get the data type of a presentation variable ?

When you set a presentation variable with a dashboard prompt, the presentation variable takes the data type of the value in the column field.

Column Value Example Datatype
A Presentation Column Calendar.“Time Id” The data type of the associated business column
A string 'My String' String
A date date '2012-12-03' Date
A number 1 Number