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Topic Title: Shared Variables between workflows
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Created On: 10/17/2013 12:48 PM
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ErichVon Massenbach
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I have a workflow that contains an embedded workflow. I have created a shared variable in the main (parent) workflow. I tried to set the variable within the embedded workflow so that the parent workflow continue processing depending on the value of the shared variable. It has not worked for me. I have set the variable as a parameter and still not working. Is there a way to do this?

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 10/17/2013 01:15 PM
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JeanDelfosse
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Erich,
There is no built-in possibility for different workflows to share variables between them.
If you need passing values from one workflow to another one, you can do it by any means external to Automate, like files or databases or registry entries, or even windows.

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 10/17/2013 01:24 PM
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ErichVon Massenbach
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Thank You - I will try those other options.

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 10/17/2013 01:56 PM
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You're welcome, Erich

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JamesHalinson
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Isn't it possible to use global variables for this?



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 01/21/2014 11:59 PM
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James,
I'm not aware of "global variables".
There are "global constants" or "agent constants", but they cannot be modified from within a task, and therefore cannot be used as real "variables".

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 01/22/2014 12:25 PM
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JamesHalinson
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Ah yes, sorry I meant global constants which isn't quite what is needed here.

 

Surprised that the product doesn't have global variables.



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Ricardo Castaneda
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Hi James,

You can set a constant value to a variable in your task/workflow, you can than manipulate it as needed.

Would that work for you.

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