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Overview

Indigo includes a variable replacement feature that allows you to define a set of variables whose values can be substituted in command data when it is submitted to the connected device/host.  
Indigo provide a Variable Manager widget tool that allows you to define collections of these replacement variables and define their substitution values.

Tip

For information on how to use command variables with your terminal session, please click here.

View Menu

The Variable Manager widget can be displayed using the View Menu.

Widget Docking, Pinning, Re-sizing

Widget docking, pinning, re-sizing, etc information is listed here.

User Interface

The Variable Manager user interface consists of a grid listing of replacement variables with a single options toolbar.

The Variable Manager widget options are listed below.

 NameDescription
| EnabledThis option will globally enable/disable the variable replacement feature.
New

This option will prompt the user to create a new variable replacements data file.

Open

This option will prompt the user to select and existing variable replacements data file.
When a file is selected the Variable Manager widget will refresh and display the contents of the newly selected file.

Save

This option will prompt the user to save the current variable replacement data file.
(The current variables data file is automatically saved when the Indigo application is closed.

EditThis option will switch the Variable Manager widget into edit mode.
Edit mode will allow adding and editing variable replacements in the variables listing.

The Variable Manager widget also supports a right-click context menu that provides the same options.

(The View Toolbox option will show and hide the toolbar in the Variable Manager widget.)

Edit Mode User Interface

When in the edit mode, the Variable Manager user interface will include a few more toolbar options and allow editing of the replacement variables in the data grid.

The additional Variable Manager widget options exposed in edit mode are listed below.

 Name

Description

Exit Edit Mode

This option will exit the editing mode and return to run-time mode.

Insert

Insert a new variable replacement row above the current selected row.

RemoveRemove the selected variable replacement row(s).
(Note that the entire row must be selected. Click the numbered cell to select an entire row.
Move UpMove the selected variable replacement row(s) up one position in the listing.
(Note that the entire row must be selected. Click the numbered cell to select an entire row.)  
Move DownMove the selected variable replacement row(s) down up one position in the listing.
(Note that the entire row must be selected. Click the numbered cell to select an entire row.

The Variable Manager widget also supports a right-click context menu that provides the same options.

(The View Toolbox option will show and hide the toolbar in the Variable Manager widget.)

Double-Click to Send

You can double-click a record in the variable manager and the variable replacement token (name) will be appended to the text in the command bar.

Drag & Drop

The Variable Manager widget supports drag-and-drop.
You can select a record in the variable manager and drag the entry to the command bar to stage the variable in the command text.

Session Properties

The variable replacement feature can be enabled/disabled in the terminal Session Properties editor under the Advanced tab.

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