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Is there a possibility to use a variable defined in one topic in another?

Let's say I have two topics in my Sandbox-Web. The first is called "ExampleTopic1" and the second "ExampleTopic2". Now i define in "ExampleTopic1" a section:
%STARTSECTION{"CWNDefinition" type="section"}%
   * Set CWN = %SEARCH{"'CWForm'" type="query" web="Sandbox" topic="%TOPIC%" nosearch="on"  nototal="on"  format="$formfield(C W Name)"}%
%ENDSECTION{"CWNDefinition" type="section"}%

If i type in "ExampleTopic1"
i get "ExampleName", which is the value of my search request.

Now i want to get this variable in "ExampleTopic2". Therefore I tried to include the section "CWNDefinition" from "ExampleTopic1":

%INCLUDE{"Sandbox.MyCustomerWorkflow" section="CWNDefinition"}%

If i type in "ExampleTopic2"
i get
instead of "ExampleName". Is there a way to get my form variable in "ExampleTopic2"?

-- JeyBu 28 Feb 2014

No, Foswiki macros / variables are local to the topic and cannot be set using an include. A possible workaround is to use the SpreadSheetPlugin $SET variables which do cross topic boundaries.

See BestPracticeTip33 for more information

-- GeorgeClark - 28 Feb 2014

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