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What are the differences between the 3 Variable Scopes or Types? (Job, Node, & Public)

Question asked by Brandon Stevens on Jul 23, 2019
Latest reply on Sep 17, 2019 by Andy Cheek

What are the differences in the 3 Variable Scopes or Types? (Job, Node, & Public)

I've located some documentation regarding the actual variable types, however it is not very in-depth:


Use this node to when you want to retrieve some information from the Via L&G database and store into one or more workflow variables for use in downstream workflow nodes and decisions. The workflow variables that you populate can be set to have a scope of Node (visible to the current node in the workflow only), Job (visible to the current workflow only) or Public (visible to all workflows involved in the Request, as well as the UI).

Variable Scope – select scope as Node, Job or Public depending on where you plan to use the response value for this variable

  • Node – within this web-service node only
  • Job – within this running workflow instance only
  • Public – all workflows involved in this request (as well as the UI)


I was wondering if there was a more granular definition to differentiate the variables scopes/types.


Thank you,


Brandon Stevens