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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on May 26, 2022

Filter and sort variables in Studio by input/output parameters

In IBM RPA Studio, there should be an option to filter/sort the Variables window in order to quickly and clearly identify a script's input and output parameters.

Currently, the Variables window can only be sorted by variable Type. Adding the input/output view feature would be especially useful when using the "Execute Script" command when the called script has several input and/or output variables.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Feb 29, 2024

    I would be also great if it would be possible to move variables around in the Designer mode. That way I would be able to comment a block with //****** Input Parameters ********** and move all inputs under this comment, then have a block of text with // ****** Output Parameters ****** and move all outputs there . Now in Designer it is impossible to move variables around and if I cut and paste text in Script mode it breaks as the script does not recognise it. 

    Also it is very messy with bigger codes as there are no local variables. All variables are global and that creates a long messy list with variables for bigger projects. It would be nice to have local variable s within subroutines (as there is already an -assignments parameter on goSub, it would make much more sense)

  • Guest
    May 27, 2022

    I agree, this would be valuable. In the meanwhile, what I do is use a naming practice that includes identifying if it is a parameter with a prefix, something like "in_var1", "out_var2", "io_var3".