You can manage all arguments of the automation project in one place using the Variable Management view. The Variable Management view is located in the ribbon and is accessible either from both the Analyst and the Developer view.
Each argument consists of an argument name, a type, and the scope where the variable is used. The variable’s data is stored inside a value (e.g. "Data Source=").
Add an Argument
To add an argument, press Add above the table toolbar and maintain the argument name, direction, type and the default value if required.
Delete an Argument
To delete an argument, select the argument and press Delete.
Rename an Argument
To rename an argument, select the argument and press the 'pen' icon. Afterwards, an additional rename dialog will open. Then, setup a name and press Ok. The checkbox Rename in all Activities automatically renames the argument in all scopes and activities where it is used.
To define the renamed activities and scopes, manually un-check the option and maintain the activities where the variable is to be renamed afterwards.
Browse for Types
To browse for argument types, select Browse for Types inside the Type dropdown. The Browse for .net type dialog will then appear, and the user can search for additional types.
Common argument types are:
|Argument that stores only the character string, but no numeric value.|
|Integer||Argument that can represent all integers (e.g. 7, 8 or 9, but not 7.5, 8.7, or 9.1)|
|Boolean||Argument that allows only two expressions (True and False or True and False).|
|Double||Argument that can represent all real numbers (thus also 7.5, 1/3 or 9.1).|