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Path Variables

Path Variables page




Revert path variables and the list of ignored variables to their initially saved states.


This field shows the name of a path variable (readonly).


This field shows the value of a path variable (readonly).

the Add button or Alt+Insert

Create a new path variable.

the Edit button or Enter

Edit the selected path variable.

the Remove button or Alt+Delete

Delete the selected path variable.

Ignored Variables

List the names of the variables that should be ignored. Use semicolons ; to separate the list items.

Add / Edit Variable dialog




Specify the path variable name.


Specify the path variable value. Use the Browse button   Shift+Enter to select the necessary file or folder in the Select Path dialog.

Example: creating a new path variable

You may have a library that is located outside your project directory. This library is attached to your project, and the path to this library is included in the .iml file of your project. However, this path should not be absolute, because the location on this library may be different on your teammates' computers. In this case, you can create the PATH_TO_LIB variable:

  1. Press Ctrl+Alt+S to open settings and then select Appearance & Behavior | Path Variables.

  2. Click the Add button.

  3. In the Add Variable dialog, type the PATH_TO_LIB variable, and its value that points to the library location on your disk.

  4. Share the .iml file through your version control system.

  5. After your teammates update their projects from VCS, they will change the PATH_TO_LIB variable value so that it points to the library location on their computers.

Last modified: 11 February 2024