Copying substitution varibale using Maxl script

Hi,
Ive been trying to copy application using Maxl script in essbase to take backups. Everything gets copied except substitution variables. Could some one help me in sorting out this issue.
Is there any specific Maxl Command to copy substitution variable alone from one application to another, if so could u please share it with me.
thanks

Hi,
Unfortunately, as John said, there is no command to copy the subvars. One of my colleagues ran into this same issue on one of my projects. He ended up spooling a script with display variable all command to show all your variables and write them to a text file. from there he wrote a batch file to parse the text file for each of the variables, and then updated the subvars in the backup application with these values.
The thing you want to look out for here is that you want to make sure you properly handle checking for whether the subvar already exists in the backup application. If it does, you just want to run an update of the value. If it doesn't exist, you want to add it first. This is because there is no create or replace variable, so to avoid any errors, you need to be careful with that. I think you may want to look into some of the other alternatives John provided if you are still looking into this issue.
Thanks,
Daniel
http://www.DVEPM.com

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