Add a string variable


This is a standard text string or a custom series of alphabetical, numerical, and symbolic characters. Its size is limited only by available system resources.

Add a string variable to a task sequence

In a task sequence, you can add a string variable to an Update Data data action. For example, 

  1. From the Toolbox, expand the Data category and drag an Update Data action to the desired location in the task.
  2. On the Update Data design form, in the Name field, add a meaningful name to describe the item.
  3. Click the Add update statement button and select String.
  4. In the Variable Name field, type the label to identify the variable on tasks.
  5. In the Value To Assign field, do one of the following:
    • To set the value from literal mode, type the string inline.
    • To set the value using an expression, click the expression button and do one of the following:
      • Add the expression inline.
      • Click the Edit Expression button to open the Edit Expression Editor and build your expression.
  6. To optionally add another variable, click the Add update statement button.