Variables for Product & Part Number References

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Variables for Product & Part Number References

Postby lwathen on Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:52 am

Howdy! I'm new to the forums, so if this topic or similar has already been discussed, please point me in the right direction!

We're moving to Flare (and suite) for our documentation, and we're determining how best to configure and use variables for part name and number references.

We want to ensure accuracy and consistency whenever we include phrases like, "The Widgetron (PN 123) is an optional accessory", and provide for future-proofing if we change names/numbers. Variables would be good for that, BUT we have a lot of parts and part numbers.

Does anyone have any experience using variables for a huge amount of product/part number references, and have any tips, suggestions, and/or best practices to share? Where possible, we'd also like to include links for each product's page on our site.

Side note: I'm also posting this in the LinkedIn Users of MadCap Flare group and in Write the Docs' #flare Slack channel.
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