Properties (Variables Dialog Box)

Configure the properties of the selected variable with the following options:

Variable name
Type a unique name to programmatically identify the variable in the model file. When you rename a variable, the Design Tool checks all references to it and updates them.


Current value
Type the value currently assigned to the selected variable. This is the value used by the Design Tool for testing the model file before deploying it to the Host Integrator Server.
Note: If a model variable is mapped, the Initialize Variable setting uses the current value as the initialization default.

Map to setting
If the value of the selected variable can be matched to any of the provided settings, select it from the following list:


Note: Mapping a setting to a variable allows you to access Host Integrator session features at server runtime. For example, if a connector needs to specify a Telnet Terminal ID that may change from session to session, you can create a variable and map it to the Telnet Terminal ID setting. Another example is mapping the userID and password variables to the Host User Name and Host Password settings to access the AS/400 autosignon feature. If you are not going to utilize this autosignon feature, you should set the userID and password variables to (None).
Encrypt value
Select this check box to encrypt the value of the variable in the model file. Note that this property corresponds to Do not show this variable's value in the Administrative WebStation.

Hidden
Select this check box to make the variable inaccessible to the Host Integrator connector after it has been deployed to the Host Integrator Server but still accessible from the model file when its opened in the Design Tool.
Read
Select this check box to allow the variable value to be readable from a Host Integrator connector.


Write
Select this check box to allow the variable value to be writable from a Host Integrator connector.

Note: A variable must be either read or write, or both read and write, or hidden.