The CONSIDER command identifies a definition as the current definition. This enables you to add a description, value name format, formula, program, model, permission, or property to the definition with an LD, VNF, EQ, PROGRAM, MODEL, PERMIT, or PROPERTY statement.





The name of a definition in the current workspace or in an attached workspace.


Replacing a Definition Component

When you use an LD, VNF, EQ, PROGRAM, MODEL, or PERMIT statement to add a component to the current definition, any existing value for that component is discarded and replaced by the new value you specify. For the PROPERTY statement, the value is replaced only when you specify a new value for an existing property name. Definitions can have more than one property.

Unsuccessful CONSIDER Statements

When the CONSIDER command you issue is unsuccessful, subsequent LD, VNF, EQ, PROGRAM, MODEL, PERMIT, or PROPERTY statements produce an error.

Implicit CONSIDER Statements

The DEFINE, COPYDFN, and RENAME commands automatically issue an implicit CONSIDER command.


Example 9-70 Adding a Description to an Analytic Workspace Object

This example adds a description (LD) to the definition for district. To add the LD, you must first use CONSIDER to make district the current definition. The statements

CONSIDER district
LD Sales Districts
DESCRIBE district

produce the following definition.

LD Sales Districts