Global and Environment Variable Syntax

Syntax for using environment variables

The general expression for defining environment variables has the following form

{{ var_1 | var_2 | workspace_1.var_3 | $”any alternative text” }}

The environment variable expression must aways be written between a pair of opening braces and a pair of closing braces. The spaces in the expression can be omitted (the expression can be written with or without spaces). For instance, the above expression can be written as {{var_1|var_2|var_3|$”any alternative text” }}. Adding spaces increases readability,


{{Marker for the beginning of an expression
}}Marker for the end of an expression.
|Marker separating alternatives
var_1var1 First variable name to be searched for. Variable names can be composed of any letter from a to z and A to Z, any digit from 0 to 9 and the underscore char
var_2Variable name to be searched for if var_1 is not defined
workspace_1Workspace from which to retrieve var_3
.Delimiter between workspace name and variable name
var_3Variable name to be searched for, if var_2 is not defined.
$"any alternative text"Alternative text if none of the variables are defined. Always the last element of the expression to be defined. Begins with: $” and end with: “