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Slots are the inputs and outputs of programming blocks. Slots have specific characteristics that enable them to function properly. Slots fall into one of the following categories:

Digital Digital slots can have values of True, False, or Null.

Numeric Numeric slots can have values ranging from -3.4×1038 to +3.4×1038, and can also have a Null value.

Integer Integer slots have integer values, that is, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, etc. The Integer values range from -2,147,483,648 to 2,147,483,647. Integers have no fractional part. If written as a decimal, the value to the right of the decimal point would always be zero.

Note:Slots are denoted as numerical, integer, or digital by the symbol appearing beside the slot name as listed below:

Numerical slots are denoted by an asterisk: *

Integer slots are denoted by a hash mark: #

Digital slots are denoted by an ampersand: @

Also see: Slot Formatting