[en] Global Variables


[en] Global variables are a type of variables that can be used on different labels. Global variables are defined outside the label file and remember the last-used values.

[en] Global variables are typically defined as global counters. Such global variables provide a unique value for every label that requests a new value. File locking takes place ensuring uniqueness of each value.

[en] Global variables are defined in label designer, the NiceLabel Automation only uses it. The source for global variables is configurable in the Options dialog (File > Options > Global Variables).

[en] By default, NiceLabel Automation is configured to use global variables from local computer. Their default location is:

%PROGRAMDATA%\NiceLabel\Global Variables

[en] Global variables are defined in files GLOBAL.TDB and GLOBALS.TDB.SCH.

[en] In multi-user environments, make sure you configure all clients to use the same network-shared source for global variables, or Control Center-based global variables.


[en] Definition and current value for global variables can be stored in a file or in Control Center (for LMS Enterprise and LMS Pro products).