Creating Workflow Variables

Variables allow you to hold a specific value type and use it anywhere in the workflow process. For example, you can insert a variable in an activity containing a message to indicate the resulting value of the variable.

The creation of variables is very similar to creation of inputs. However, in terms of usage, they differ: workflow variables are used internally in the Workflow and are never seen by the user during execution. Workflow inputs are exposed to the user during execution as they require a value provided by the user.

You can define the following types of variable:

  • string
  • integer
  • boolean
  • date/Time
  • double
  • float
  • long
  • short
  • XML
  • other, such as pre-defined CommCell entity types (for example, ClientEntity)


  1. From the Workflow window, go to the Workflow Properties pane.
  2. On the Variables tab, click Add.
  3. In the Variable Name box, type the name of the variable.
  4. From the Variable Type list, select the type, for example, string.
  5. To store all processed values in a list, select the Create as list check box.
  6. Click OK.

Last modified: 4/18/2018 9:53:51 PM