Global variables are label or solution variables that you share among multiple printing applications and label printing clients.

You can use global variables as unique counters. When several clients print labels with a shared counter, you prevent duplicating of counter values by using the same global counter with all printing clients.

You can also use global variables to set values that change only occasionally.


Use global variables if your solutions don't have database connections. Using database values is more practical than using global variables.

Each global variable has a unique internal ID number. This number identifies the global variable within a solution.

You can create global variables in Control Center or in Desktop Designer. After you design your labels or solutions that use global variables, you must define which global variables are you going to use. Desktop Designer can either work with global variables that are stored locally in the Globals.tdb file, or with global variables stored in Control Center.

To select the right source of your global variables in Desktop Designer, go to File > Options > Global Variables.


To use the global variables from your Control Center, make sure Desktop Designer and Control Center are connected.

You can manage your global variables in Control Center, if you go to Administration > Global Variables. Use icons to add, edit, or delete the global variable.



You can't delete Control Center global variables in Desktop Designer.

The settings and terms at global variables are the same as in Desktop Designer and apply mostly a to counter. Check Desktop Designer User Guide for more details.