Adding a Variable to a Workflow


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A variable holds a specific value type 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.

Note: A variable is used internally and is not visible to users when the workflow runs.

You can define the following types of variable:

  • String

  • Integer

  • Boolean

  • Date

  • Double

  • Float

  • Long

  • Time

  • Short

  • Xml

  • Object

  • Calendar

  • Binary

  • File

  • Other


  1. Open the properties of the workflow that you want to add a variable for.

  2. On the Variables tab, click Add.

    The Add workflow variable dialog box appears.

  3. In the Name box, enter a name for the input.

  4. In the Value box, enter a value for the variable

  5. From the Type list, select a variable type, such as string.

  6. To store all processed values in a list, move the Is list toggle key to the right.

  7. Click Save.