File variables

A file variable is a variable that is loaded with the contents of a file.

To define or modify a file variable :

  1. Select the Definitions | File variables menu option to open the File Variables dialog.
  2. In the Tag column, enter the file variable's identifier (tag).
  3. In the File column, press F1 and select the file.

File variables are loaded with the file's data when the solution (DSS file) is loaded.   They are used in the same way as normal variables, though in the current release file variables cannot be used to construct pattern definitions.