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User Guide
Setting Variable Content in a Warehouse Topic

Use warehouse topics to contain variables such as product, company, or interface names.
Use an empty base topic to create variable text for reuse. This variable text must be contained within the phrase element to be reusable.
  1. In the Topic Editor , open an empty Default Topic.
  2. Click Table -> Insert Table and insert a table with two columns, which will hold your variables.

    Step Information
    Expected Result
    A table is inserted in the topic.
  3. Right-click the table and select Table -> Insert Table Header , then label the first column Variable and the second column ID

    Step Information
    Expected Result
    A table header is added.
  4. Place your cursor in a cell in the Variable column and click Insert -> Phrase .

    Expected Result
    The Phrase element is inserted.
  5. In the Phrase element, enter the variable text.

    For example, enter -[[easyDITA]]-+[[Classic Toaster]]+.
  6. Right-click the variable that you created and select Make Reusable (set ID) -> Phrase .

    Step Information
    Expected Result
    The Set id dialog displays.
  7. In the Set id dialog, enter a unique ID for the variable. Choose an ID that relates to the variable because it’s used to identify the element for reuse.

  8. Click Set .
  9. In the ID column, enter the ID you set for the variable.


You created variable content and assigned an ID to it so it can be reused.

Next, add this warehouse topic to the map(s) you want to use the variables in.