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  • marg

    Display content of SDL LiveContent variables

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    Last Activity 6 years, 3 months ago

    Using XMetal Author Enterprise 9.
    Using SDL LiveContent Architect Authoring Bridge 11.1.2.

    When I open a DITA topic that contains an SDL variable (similar to a DITA conref or conkeyref but proprietary), the content displayed by the variable can be inaccurate. It might be displaying local content, not the content from the external variable file. How can I get XMetal to display the variable content from the external file?

    There are items under the Reuse menu that I can use to show a DITA conkeyref reference, etc. Is there something like this for SDL variables? My users are confused by the inaccuracy.

    Thanks,
    Mark

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    marg

    Reply to: Display content of SDL LiveContent variables

    Replying to my own post with another question. Who is responsible for the XMetal LiveContent Authoring Bridge? Is it an SDL product? An XMetal product? It seems to be in a gray area with no documentation, from SDL or XMetal.

    Thanks,
    Mark

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    Derek Read

    Reply to: Display content of SDL LiveContent variables

    All of the SDL bridges are coded, tested and supported by SDL.

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    cgettinger1

    Reply to: Display content of SDL LiveContent variables

    Hi Mark,

    To resolve and display variables within a topic, always right-click > Checkout from the Publication Manager. Variables are resolved by values defined in the referenced Library topic(s) in the Resources Folder.

    Also, feel free to join https://community.sdl.com/ to post questions on SDL LiveContent (now called Knowledge Center).

    Chip Gettinger
    SDL

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