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:Print limitation in relation with longer than 1024 Vara values


Article ID: 88289


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CA Automic Workload Automation - Automation Engine


When an Automation Engine (AE) Variable with a value longer than1024 characters is written to a script and/or process output with  :Print &VARA#,
the output will be limited to 1024 characters and the missing part will be indicated with “…”.

This is the expected behavior  because the :Print  function has the limitation:   maximum 1024 characters
as documented in our product documentation:

The purpose of the :Print limitation is to avoid extensive growth of reports and indirectly to maintain the overall Database and AE performance regarding the RT- Report Table.  



Release: AUTWAB99000-11.0-Automic Workload Automation-Base Edition


The :print limitation is independent from the VARA object length which does not have such a limitation.

VARA Objects: Limit for Values Removed”:

If the handling of longer Variable Values is necessary you might use them on OS level. 


echo "&VARA#"