Create Variable Node

The Create Variable node allows you to define one or more custom variables that can be used in the flow. Any variable that is created will be available in all following nodes for the workflow and used in any field by using the Variable Insert Tool or manually typing the variable using the Variable Syntax "${usr.variableName}"

General Settings

Variable Name: The name of the variable to be created

Type: PAS currently supports the following user defined data types for variables

Format: Sets the default format for the variable. The format can also be set dynamically at output time using Variable Formatting

Default Value: The default value for the newly created variable. Can be left empty if required.

Variable Formatting

Variables require a default format to be set in order for to be used by the workflow. You can use one of the predefined formats in the drop down or write your own using the following formatting symbols


NO formatting options, plain text strings only


0 = digit placeholder (000 = 001)

# = digit no placeholder (### = 1)

. = decimal separator (#.# = 0.5)

, = grouping separator (#,### = 1,000)


yy = two-digit year

yyyy = four-digit year

m = month (1-12)

mm = two-digit month (01-12)

mmm = three letter month abbreviation (01=Jan)

mmmm = full month name (01=January)

d = day of month (1-31)

dd = two-digit day of month (01 - 31)

H = hours (1-23)

HH = two digit hour (00 - 23) (AM/PM NOT allowed)

M = minutes (0-59)

MM = two digit minute (00 - 59)

s = seconds (0-59)

ss = two digit second (00 - 59)

h = hour (0 - 12 | 12-hour AM/PM format)

hh = two digit hour (00 - 12 | 12-hour AM/PM format)

tt = AM/PM based on the time

zz = time zone (Pacific Daylight Time = PDT)

zzzz = time zone (Pacific Daylight Time)


True / False

1 / 0 = binary format

yes / no


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