Add Variable Warehouse Topics to Maps

Add a variable warehouse topic to a map as a keydef element to enable variable reuse through content key references (conkeyrefs).

Note: keydef elements appended to a map are not published and are not visible in the output. This is possible because the processing-role attribute value of the keydef element is set to resource-only by default.
Create a variable warehouse topic and define variables. See Create a Variable Warehouse Topic.
  1. In the Content Library, double-click a map to open it in the Content Editor.
  2. Click the Open Library button to access files in your Content Library.
    Figure 1. Open Library Button
    Open Library button under the map tree lets the user access the files in their Content Library.
  3. While holding the Shift keyboard key, drag and drop the variable warehouse topic from the Content Library into the Map Editor pane.
  4. From the Insert drop-down menu, select Keydef.
  5. In the Keys field, enter the key name.
    You can enter vars, which is short for variables.
  6. Click Insert.
Insert content key references to variables in the variable warehouse topic that you added to the map. See Reuse Variables through Conkeyrefs.