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Feature availability

  • Available on Self-hosted Enterprise and Pro and Enterprise Cloud plans.
  • You need access to the n8n instance owner account to create variables.

$vars contains all Variables for the active environment. It's read-only: you can access variables using $vars, but must set them using the UI.

// Access a variable

$vars and $env

$vars gives access to user-created variables. It's part of the Environments feature. $env gives access to the configuration environment variables for your n8n instance.