Variable Manager

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Variable Manager

Indigo provides a very sophisticated variable replacement feature. This feature is offered in the Variable Manager Tool Window. If the Variable Manager Tool Windows is not visible, you can enable it by selecting the "Variable Manager" option in the "View" menu.

The fist button in the Variable Manager Tool Window enabled and disabled the Variable Manager replacement system. The next three buttons create new Variable Manager libraries, open existing Variable Manager libraries, and save the current Variable Manger Library respectively. The last button with the "E" symbol is the edit button. Use the edit button to enter or edit variable names and values. When completed, click the "E" button again to return to normal use mode.

You can use these variables in a command line throughout the program by encapsulating the variable name in square brackets. For example to send a command "PING" we could enter this command instead "PING [SRV]". Indigo will detect the square brackets and attempt a variable lookup. For the variable named "SRV", it finds the value "" so it replaces the variable with the appropriate value. The dynamic variable replacement will allow you to create commands without hard coding particular text that can change frequently.

Variables can be embedded in the command entry combo box of the session window, Command Macros, Command Library entries, and Command Repeater entries. Variable can also be embedded in other variables. For example, see the variable table below:

FullName [FirstName] [LastName]
FirstName Jane
LastName Doe

If we send the command "Hello [FullName]" the Variable interpreter would return "Hello Jane Doe", deriving each variable separately.

(Note, beware of defining variables within variables where a potential infinite replacement loop could occur. In this event Indigo will protect itself by only allowing up to five recursion replacements before quitting the replacement algorithm.)