Get Variable

Overview and Key Concepts

This activity gets the value of a Variable shared asset.

When this activity is first created, a red exclamation mark shows up to the right of the activity notifying you that a link to a Variable is required for this activity to function. This link may be a direct pointer which can be created by clicking on the exclamation mark and then clicking on a Variable object, or the reference may be dynamic by setting the value for the Variable Reference property.

When getting the value of a Variable, the value (number, string, node array, etc.) will be assigned to a label or node as defined by the Assign to property. This value can be used in other activities to affect the logic of the process flow.


The Get Variable activity only allows one connector out. See Adding and Connecting Activities for more information.


The following image shows properties for the Get Variable activity:

Each of these properties will be explained in the following sections.


Used to change the name of the activity. See Name for more information about this property.


The Font button opens a window to edit the activity's background color and font properties. See Font for more information about this property.


The Statistics button opens the activity's statistics window. See Statistics for more information about this property.

Variable Reference

The Variable shared asset this activity is linked to.

Assign To

Assigns the read value to the specified label/node. See the Assign To section of Common Properties for more information.