global variable


Define a global variable and (optionally) assign a value to it, or assign a value to an existing global variable.


Name of the global variable.
(Optional) Value to assign to the variable.

Valid contexts

This action may be used within the following project items: test modules and user-defined actions.


  • A global variable, subsequent to its declaration, is visible throughout all test modules and invoked actions within one execution run.
  • For a given execution of global variable, if name specifies a global variable that already exists, the action merely assigns a new value (in the value argument) to the existing variable.
  • Restrictions on usage:
    • A variable may not be declared within a use data set block if it has the same name as any of the data set headers.
    • Same-named local and global variables may not be declared within the same local variable scope level.
  • Use variables within pound sign (#) expressions to access their contained values.

Applicable Built-In Settings

The following settings are applicable to this action: remove double quotes from cells.


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