Variable configuration features are available to project administrators only. Editors can review project variables and access some information about them. However, only project administrators can monitor to whom the variables have been assigned.
A variable enables project administrators to assign dynamic numerical or attribute values to individual users in a project.
- A numerical variable enables a numerical value assigned to individual users. For example, you can assign sales commission rates to individual project users so that they can see accurate information on the My Compensation dashboard.
- A filtered variable assigns attribute values to individual users. For example, you can assign all Sales reps in the eastern U.S. to Region=East. This filtered variable then permits the assigned reps to see data only from their region.
For more information on variables, see Using Variables to Control Access to Data.
To access the variables in your project:
- Click Manage on the project toolbar.
The administration page opens.
- On the Data tab, click Variables.
The list of all project variables opens.