Variable settings

Use this page to define the name and value of a WebSphere Application Server substitution variable.

To view this administrative console page, click Environment > WebSphere Variables > WebSphere_variable_name.

 

Configuration tab

Name

Specifies the symbolic name for a WebSphere Application Server variable. For example, a variable name might represent a physical path or URL root that is used by WebSphere Application Server.

WebSphere variables are used for:

  • Configuring WAS path names, such as JAVA_HOME, and APP_INSTALL_ROOT.

  • Configuring certain cell-wide customization values.

WebSphere Application Server substitutes the symbolic name wherever its value displays in the system.

For example, "JAVA_HOME" is the symbolic name representing the file system path to the installation directory for the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). For example, the value is /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/java for the WAS product on a Linux machine.

You can create new variables for use in WAS components that support the use of variables.

Data type String

Value

Specifies the value that the symbolic name represents. For example, the value might be an absolute path value for a file or URL root.

For example, /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/java is the value on a Linux machine for a variable named JAVA_HOME.

Data type String

Description

Documents the purpose of a variable.

Data type String

 



 

 

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