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  2. NIFI-5677

Add/clarify why modifying/creating variables are not considered local changes in versioned flows

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 1.9.0
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      There has been some confusion over why creating or modifying variables in a versioned flow do not trigger local changes in the flow.

      Will improve the relevant section in the User Guide (https://nifi.apache.org/docs/nifi-docs/html/user-guide.html#managing_local_changes) with the following clarifications:

      Modifying doesn’t trigger local changes because variable values are intended to be different in each environment. When a flow is imported to an environment, it is assumed there is a one-time operation required to set those variables specific for the given environment.

      Creating a variable doesn’t trigger a local change because just creating a variable on its own has not changed anything about what the flow processes. A component will have to be created/modified that uses the new variable, which will trigger a local change.

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              • Assignee:
                andrewmlim Andrew M. Lim
                Reporter:
                andrewmlim Andrew M. Lim
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