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5.9. Environment Settings

The following shows the Environment tab of the Project Settings dialog:

Environment variables

Some of the values for Project Settings text fields can contain variable substitutions. In addition to some predefined variables, custom variables can be setup in the grid on this tab. See below for a list of fields that support this feature.

Variables are entered as key-value pairs, and three keys with no value exist by default. As an example, if the value ionCube was entered for the value of the key Vendor, and the string {Vendor} appeared in the Custom header text field the customisation tab, the key would be would be replaced with ionCube and the expanded value would appear in the header text of the encoded files.

It is possible to use environment variables 'recursively' in the definition of other environment variables, such that a key "ProdVersion" could have value "{product} V{version}", and "{ProdVersion}" in a field would substitute and then expand the fields of its value.

Built-in variables

The following variables are built in, and have values based on the project settings:

Target Tab:

  • TARGET_DIR
  • SOURCE_DIR
  • TARGET_DIRNAME
  • SOURCE_DIRNAME
  • ARCHIVE_PATH
  • ARCHIVE_NAME
  • ENCODING_DATE (YYYY-MM-DD)
  • ENCODING_TIME (HH:MM::SS)
  • Supported fields

    The following fields in the Project Settings dialog support environment variable substitution:

    Target Tab:

  • Project target folder
  • Target archive file
  • Customisation Tab:

  • Header text
  • Header text file path
  • 'No Loader' message
  • Environment Tab:

  • Variable values
  • Restrictions Tab:

  • File expiry period
  • File expiry date
  • Server domain, IP address and MAC address
  • Miscellaneous Tab:

  • Run command
  • The following fields in the License Settings dialog support environment variable substitution:

  • License property default value
  • Output path