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Using Global Variables Instead of Linked Values

Global variables can be used for many of the same purposes as linked values (also referred to as shared values or linked dimensions). Global variables are much easier to find, change, and manage than linked values.

To use a global variable to link dimensions:

  1. Create a global variable in the Equations dialog box or the Modify dialog box for dimensions.
  2. Set two or more dimensions equal to the global variable.
When you change the value of a global variable, both dimensions are changed to the new value.

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