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Add Variable

Topic Status: Some information in this topic is preview and subject to change in future releases. Preview information describes new features or changes to existing features in Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP2).

Use the Add Variable dialog box to specify the properties of a new variable.


Select a container in the list. The container defines the scope of the variable. The container can be either the package or an executable in the package.


Type the variable name.


Specify the namespace of the variable. By default, user-defined variables are in the User namespace.

Value type

Select a data type.


Type a value. The value must be compatible with the data type specified in the Value type option.


Select to make the variable read-only.

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