Variable Name Element

A variable name element enables you to indicate a part of an user input element, file path element, or system output element that may vary.

Tip: If needed, you can also use variable name elements in code phrase elements and code block elements.


  • Do not enter any brackets or quotation marks inside variable name elements, they are added automatically by our publishing engines
  • Try to use concise names for variables
  • Explain even the most obvious variables


The following example shows a task step with the site_name variable.

  1. Enter cd site_name

    Where site_name is the name of the directory in which you want to develop your site.