Functions are very powerful and allow you to pass Input Parameters from the Composite to the Application so that you can define the values for the Composite in the Application. There are a large number of options for Input Parameters, ranging from String to Float to Boolean. Or, you can even use something such as DataSourceAlias, which allows you to pass in the Data Source in the Application. You can also write code that is static every time, such as setting an icon red, which doesn’t need an Input Parameter, inside of a Function and then call that Function in your Application.
Example of how to build a Composite
Now that we have gone over the Basics of a Composite, I’m going to dive into an example to show you exactly how to build one.
The first step is to create a Composite. When you’re inside of your main Application, right click on your Application Name in the Documents section and select Create Composite. Then, enter a meaningful Name for the Composite and click Create.