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The Variables Manager Window

You may access the Variables Manager through Tools -> Variables Manager while in the Process Designer. This is where you can find a list of all Variables used in the Process. If you want to define a new Variable and assign an initial value to it, you can do it here, by pressing the Add New Variable button.

Keep in mind that an alternative way to declare a new variable is to simply enter a variable name into an Output property of any Action of the Process. If this variable name does not refer to an existing variable, a new variable with that name will be created automatically. A variable created this way can not be edited or deleted through the Variables Manager Window

Once you open the Variables Manager Window, you will see two tabs - User Defined Variables (ones you set) and Trigger Variables (predetermined to manage Triggers, these will be empty unless you use that Trigger to start the Process). The Trigger Variable tab contains only the names of the Variable and a description. The User Defined Variables have eight columns:

  1. Name - the name assigned to the Variable, such as "%UserName%"

  2. Defined in Function - The function name where the Action that defined this variable resides.

  3. Action #. The number of the Action (in the Process Designer Window) that defined this Variable. If it was created in the Variables Manager, this field will be blank.

  4. Type - the type of the Variable: text, numerical, DateTime, file, etc. See more under Data Types.

  5. Initial Value - this will be empty unless you assign a value to the Variable by Adding or Editing it in the Variables Manager.

  6. Stored (persistent) value. The value stored if the variable is persistent.

  7. Description - this will be empty unless you assign a value to the Variable by Adding or Editing it in the Variables Manager.

  8. Persistent - Yes/No depending on whether the variable is persistent or not.

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