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Using the Variable Manager
The Variable Manager allows you to define variables. The Variable Manager dialog box has two panes. The left pane displays a tree that shows variables and initialization blocks, and the right pane displays details of the item you select in the left pane.
There are two classes of variables: repository variables and session variables.
Initialization blocks are used to initialize dynamic repository variables, system session variables, and nonsystem session variables. The icon for an initialization block is a cube labeled i.