Variables (Variables Dialog Box)


The Variables box contains a list of defined variables. By default, the Design Tool provides the following predefined variables:


Tip: The userID and password variables should be initialized at connection since the data for these variables will change each time a new user connects to a host. Under Initialization in the Initialize variable box, select Initialize variable at host connect for both the userid and password variables.

To add a new variable, click New. The Design Tool provides a default name, such as Variable1. To change the default name, select it in the Variable name box under Properties.

To delete a variable, select it from the Variables box and click Delete. If you try to delete a variable that is in use, the Design Tool warns you that the variable in question is in use and cannot be deleted.

Note: A variable can be associated with an attribute and used for conditional operations and data fetching. For more information, see the Attribute Variables tab in the Entity window.

Related Topics
Bullet Mapping attributes to variables