Input Variable

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Would be nice to have a possibility to assign variables on pages where a user can input a value that can be referenced on the page. Particularly - on dashboards, to have a field with "goal" variable that user inputs and formulas reference to calculate % of attainment. I hope this makes sense. this would be a huge advantage over standard SFDC dashboards. thanks. (not sure if this exists and I just dont know about it, in that case - please point me to the answer)
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Dilia Gayfutdinova

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Posted 2 years ago

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Matt Sones, Champion

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Yep. That's called a ui-only field.
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Dilia Gayfutdinova

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Thank you Matt! this totally just opened my eyes on this use case of UI field. 
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Zach McElrath, Employee

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Agreed with Matt. If you want the "variable" to persist in the database over time, add a field in the database. If you just want the field to exist temporarily while the user is on the page, use a Ui-Only Field.