Create a Variable Warehouse Map

Create a variable warehouse map that contains variables for product names, interface names, etc.

Tip: We recommend grouping similar variables in dedicated variable warehouses. For example, you can keep your product name variables and interface variables in separate variable warehouses. This strategy prevents your variable warehouses from becoming cluttered and disorganized as you add new reusable elements over time.
  1. In the Content Library, navigate to the folder where you want to create the variable warehouse map.
    Tip: We recommend creating variable warehouses in a dedicated folder (e.g. _variables). Keeping variable warehouses in one place, makes it easy to find and update reusable content.
  2. Create a variable warehouse map by doing the following:
    1. Click Create New > Map.
    2. In the Title field, enter a meaningful name for the variable warehouse map.
      Enter Interface Variables


    3. Click Create & Edit.
  3. Add a variable to the variable warehouse map by doing the following:
    1. In the Map Editor, right-click the map title (not the <title> tag) and select Append element > keydef.
    2. In the Required Properties dialog, in the Keys field, enter a key name and click Save.
    3. Right-click <keydef> and select Append element > topicmeta.
    4. Right-click <topicmeta> and select Append element > keywords.
    5. Right-click <keywords> and select Append element > keyword.
    6. Right-click the map title and select Edit Element XML.
    7. Change <keyword/> to <keyword></keyword> by removing the forward slash character.
    8. Enter the text that you want to display for that keyword.
      <keyword>Displayed Name</keyword>
  4. If needed, add more keywords by doing any of the following:
    • Repeat 3.
    • Copy, paste, and edit an existing keydef element in the Source Editor.
  5. Click Save.
Add the variable warehouse map to a deliverable map. See Add Variable Warehouse Maps to Deliverable Maps.