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In the configuration of a source or target, you can use global or project variables. These can be either ones that you define as part of a project, configure at runtime through the Management Console, or are Jitterbit variables.
For example, in an HTTP Source, you can enter in the URL field:
In a script that runs prior to that source being used, you would set the value of that variable.
In scripts, you reference a variable by using a dollar sign, such as
$ServerURL = "htttp://www.example.com";
You could do the same for your login (user name) and password. For example, you could enter in an HTTP Source configuration fields:
URL: [url] Login: [username] Password: [pwd]
The password variable would be typed or pasted blind (you would not see the final characters), but the data element will be replaced at runtime.
In a script you can set these variables and then call an operation that uses that source defined with the variables:
$url = ... ; $username = ... ; $pwd = ... ; RunOperation(...);
RunOperation() can either run an operation either synchronously or asynchronously as described in its documentation.