Data variables are similar to other variables but are used for holding data from external data sources, such as SAP systems or third-party APIs.
Since they are used to fetch and update data records, they have a few more capabilities:
- When you define a data variable, you also must define it as a collection of records from the backend, a single record, or an empty record that will be filled in and added to the backend system.
- If the data variable represents data from an OData service, you can define OData filters for use when retrieving data to put into the variable.
- Data variables have their own logic canvas, generally to define how to retrieve the data. App and page variables, as well as the application itself, share a single logic canvas.
Data Variable Types
Here are the available data variable types that you can use.