As administrator, you can create variables and then assign them to one or more user accounts for use as a filter condition in a dashboard or document. You can also set the initial variable value for each user account, as well as give end users the right to edit that value if appropriate.

Because variables filter content at the user-account level, they eliminate the need to create a separate dashboard or document for each user. Rather, a content designer can apply a variable condition to a single dashboard or document that tailors the display for individual users. For example, with a dashboard titled "My Open Service Tickets," a variable condition can filter the display to show open tickets for the current user viewing the dashboard.

For additional guidance on how to use variables, see the User Profile Variables video on the Ivanti community website.

Assigning variables to user accounts

Xtraction provides two ways of assigning variables to user accounts as explained in the procedures below.

You can also enable users to edit the variable value through their user profile when they click the Profile > Settings link > Variables tab at the bottom of the page. Only editable variables will display in a user's profile. Depending on the variable, you may want to give editing rights only to the user accounts of senior managers or executive designers.