Why The Tutorial
Global Variables allow you to make your DTS packages more flexible. Some of their uses include.
1. Storing Values passed around within a package.
2. Accepting values from outside the package to be used inside it.
3. Holding not only single values but multiple values in a recordset.
Although the following screen shots were done in SQL Server 2000 they are equally relevant to version 7 as well. Where there are differences then we'll point them out as we go. Some of what we previously used Global Variables to do in version 7 has been superseded by the Dynamic Properties task in SQL Server 2000 but there are still areas where you can't do without them.