Variable Insert Tool

The variable insert tool provides a visual interface to insert workflow variables into fields as needed. All workflow variables follow a defined format that gets replaced by a dynamic value when the flow is being executed. The dynamic value is recalculated each time in the context of the job being processed.

Variables can be mixed in with any text in workflow property data fields. Variables can be manually typed however the variable insert tool makes it easy to search for and insert variables as needed.


How to Use the Variable Insert Tool

  1. Place the cursor in any text field at the location you wish to insert the variable
  2. Click on the (x) button next to the field to launch the variable insert tool
  3. Use search and select the variable you wish to use and click Insert
  4. The preformated variable will be inserted into the field.

Variable Categories

The variables available are separated into predefined categories and groups. A description of each section can be found below. For additional details on each variable see the description in the tool.


Variables related to the message currently being processed through the flow. These variables are dynamic and can change based on what actions a node performs on the message.


Variables related to the source of the original payload that started the flow. These variables are static and never change once the process begins


System variables return basic information from the operating system or PAS server details


User variables display a list of flow specific variables created by the user. These are only displayed if a varaible has been created.


Specific variables related to PDF processing. These will only return a value if the payload contains a PDF document.


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