About Application Variables

Use application variables to override values specified for rules defined in SBM Composer. Rules and application variables are used together to dynamically route items and restrict transitions.

Application variables are optional, but if they are set for rules, you can override the values for individual projects assigned to a workflow.

For example, you may have a decision that sends items to an executive for approval if the value in a Cost field exceeds $10,000; otherwise, the item is sent to a manager for approval. For a Hardware Requests project, however, you may want an executive to approve items costing more than $5,000. In this case, you can override the variable value for the Cost field in the Hardware Requests project, leaving the variable value at $10,000 for all other projects assigned to the workflow.