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The Variable User Item is a special-purpose item that does not create any content by itself. It defines text that is used by the Variable Text Code or by scripts.

For example, the "MenuBar from Data Item" Menu Script uses text from a Variable Item as the HTML for the MenuBar.

The Variable User Item was originally named the Data User Item. It was renamed in early 2023.


You can add a Variable User Item anywhere in the User Items section. The sequence does not matter. GedSite reads any and all Variable User Items before processing any Text Codes.



The Title property identifies the User Item in the User Items list. The Title has no other purpose for this User Item.


See Enabled in the Common Properties section of the User Items help page.


Enter text into the Text textbox. You may include HTML in the text, if desired, but the HTML Editor is not available for this property.