Enable Variables as Input Parameters

You can use a variable to pass a parameter between pages. You do this by marking the variable as an input parameter, specifying how it becomes part of the contract to navigate to that page. You can also mark it as required, implying that it must be set in order to navigate to that page.

  1. Create your variable or constant on the Variables tab for your scope.
  2. In the variable or constant's properties, select an Input Parameter option (default is Disabled):
    • Click Enabled to pass the variable's value as an input parameter.
    • Click Required to require that the variable's value must be passed as an input parameter.
  3. If you want to pass the parameter on the URL of the pages or flows that you are invoking (by adding ?paramName=Value to the end of the URL), select Pass on URL. This option allows you to bookmark pages that will show specific data based on the parameter.
  4. Optionally, set a default value.


If you have a large number of variables defined, select Show Input Parameters only on the Variables editor to filter and view only those variables used as input parameters.
When a variable marked as an optional or required input parameter is used in your app, you can set its value on a page to see how the page displays. To do this:
  1. Switch to the Page Designer tab.
  2. Click Page Input Parameters icon in the toolbar to open the Page Input Parameters dialog. You'll see a list of input parameters for the page, including those from its parent flows and pages (if defined).
  3. Set the parameter value and click Set Parameters.

    If the variable was marked as a required input parameter but a value isn't assigned to it, you'll see a red dot on the Page Input Parameters icon, like this: Page Input Parameter icon. Click the icon then to set the missing parameter. Required parameters appear at the top in the Page Input Parameters dialog.

    When a default value is set for the variable used as an input parameter, it will show when a value is yet to be assigned to the parameter. Deleting an assigned value will automatically apply the default value.