Folders Inside Web Screens

On our radar

We can create folders inside session variables so Outsystems must implement to allow user's to create folders for screen local variables.

Please find the following screenshots:


Manthan Shah.

Created on 9 Jan
Comments (14)

Changed the category to Frontend

Hi Manthan,

In Service Studio 11, you can create folders almost everywhere on the Logic and Data tabs, not just in Session Variables.

Why do you need Screen Local Variables in folders as well? Do you create so many of them per Screen?

Hi Kilian Hekhuis,

As I have many variables on the screen and I have many input box for those variables so it would be nice to have folders so we can categorise the variables according to the input fields as well as different part of the page. Please have a look at the below sample screenshot of some of the variables in the web-screen there are even more because it is a complex application of calculating insurance premium :-


Manthan Shah.

Right, that's indeed a lot of them :).

wouldn't it be possible to organize them in form of a structure ? 

Structure is like a Json Object right ?

I would for sure had organized them in structures, there seems to be a Applicant structure as wel as a Premium structure

Hi Daniël Kuhlmann,

Yes you are right. But for a local variable there must be a folder as there are folders for all other variables i.e. session variables.


Manthan Shah.

There aren't "folders for all other variables". In fact, Session Variables can't have folders either.

Hi Killlan

In Outsystems 11 we can add folders in Session Variables. Please find the screenshot below:


Manthan Shah

You are right, completly missed that, thanks.

Changed the status to
On our radar

Hi Manthan,

That is a good idea, some screens (maybe even more on mobile) do have a lot of variables, etc... and folders might help here. Moving it to our radar so we can keep an eye on this idea for a future version.

Tiago Simões

Merged this idea with 'To add folders inside WebScreen to group actions and variables' (created on 04 Jul 2019 01:18:02 by Edwin Siruma)

To add folders inside WebScreen to group actions and variables

Sometimes the list of actions and variables is very long that it is hard to find the action or variable you need.

This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'To add folders inside WebScreen to group actions and variables' (created on 04 Jul 2019 by Edwin Siruma)
- merged to idea 'Folders Inside Web Screens' on 04 Jul 2019 08:46:38 by Vasco Pessanha


Sometimes you end up with a pretty unwieldy amount of local variables and/or screen actions on web screens - espeically if you're using a tab view. It'd be very very nice to organize them into more relevant groups instead of having a horrendous mass list.