Hide variables - On Premises 6.4

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Variables can be "hidden" from users working in the library. The variable remains visible in the Author-it Administrator Manage Variables window.

Hide Option for Variables

Selecting the Hidden check box allows you to "hide" a variable from various options in the Author and Contribute modules. These include the Manage Variables list, the Assign and Insert lists, and the Variable Assignments window. When this option is selected, the Prompt Before Publish and Variant Criteria options are disabled.

Note: This option should not be applied to any system variables (which are identified with the prefix "SYS_").

Usage example

This option can be used in conjunction with variables that are created to assign metadata required by plug-ins and the SDK. Hiding the variables from the library user ensures they cannot be used in topic content or assigned to objects accidentally. When this option is selected, the Prompt Before Publish and Variant Criteria options are disabled.