Variable types - On Premises: 6.4


Contribute provides four types of variables that can be assigned to objects or used in Topics:

  • Text: Ideal for storing text that appears regularly in your documents. Text variables may be a string of any characters up to 2000 characters long.
  • List Of Values: Similar to Text variables, except that you are able to choose from a list of preset character strings, each up to 255 characters long.
  • File Objects: Used for File objects. Commonly used for logos and graphics.
  • System: Produces standard system information such as: the time, the date, or the name of the user currently logged on.

Note: Variables are used in Contribute, but are created in Author by the Library's Security Administrator.