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This task is a step in Process of Defining Criteria Values as Skills with Expertise Codes and Weighting Factors as well as a step in Process of Defining Assignment Rules.
Criteria values are details associated with criteria that are compared to an object or candidate. For assignment criteria that use the Compare to Object, Compare to Person, or Compare to Organization comparison method, each criterion includes one or more criteria values. A value represents the actual string, number, or date that is used in matching. Criteria values can be based on MLOVs, picklists (a pop-up pick applet from where you can choose a record), or simple free text fields. Depending on the inclusion method, candidates that meet the criteria value have the criteria value score added to their total score. Criteria values can be defined as constants or can use wildcard characters to include a wider selection of potential matches between assignment rule and object.
There are predefined criteria values available dynamically based upon the criterion you select, or you can create your own criteria values using Siebel Tools. Each criteria value can include one or more attributes. For example, the Account City State Country criterion has three attributes: one each for City, State, and Country. This type of criterion is known as a composite criterion. Each of the assignment attributes appear as list columns in the criteria value applet.
For more information about assignment attributes, see Creating Assignment Attributes.
You define different types of criteria values depending on the assignment attribute. Some criteria values appear as list of value (LOV) fields from which you choose a value (such as Account State), some criteria values show a pick dialog box from which you choose a value (such as Account), and some criteria values are numbers which you choose using the calculator button, while other values are dates which you choose using the calendar select button.
It is possible to create duplicate criteria values for an assignment criterion. If both criteria values use scores in this case, then both scores are added to the assignment criterion if the criteria value passes. This can happen when you create criteria values that use ranges, such as criteria values for the Revenue assignment criterion.
CAUTION: It is recommended that you do not create duplicate criteria values for the same assignment criterion, even though Assignment Manager allows this. If both criteria values use scores and you use the Include inclusion method, the score added to the passing candidate may be inconsistent. If you use the Include All or Include All Matching inclusion method, both the scores are added to the passing candidate.
Wildcard characters can also be used when defining specific criteria values. This option allows for a greater range of assignment object matches. For example, if you create an assignment rule for Account objects with the Account City as assignment criteria, the corresponding criteria value City can be defined as A*. This setting matches Accounts in cities beginning with the letter A.
If a criteria value includes the special characters "?", "*", and "\" that are used as literals, the escape identifier character (\) must be added before each special character in the value field. For example, the criteria value Tri*Laptop is entered into the Values field as "Tri\*Laptop".
Criteria values that include alphanumeric entries are stored as string values. These values are sorted lexicographically, that is, in dictionary order, when determining specific ranges for assignment rules. For example, the value AB10 is sorted between AB1 and AB9 even though you may require AB10 placed greater than AB9.
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