Last Updated: October 26, 2015
The Networked Variable feature in BrightAuthor requires an .xml file to update. The .xml file uses a simple RSS <item> tag. The variable name goes into the <title> tag and the variable value goes into the <description> tag:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
In the example below, under File > Presentation Properties > Variables, the variable is pointing to an .xml file in a dropbox account. When you click on the "Validate" button, BrightAuthor attempts to read the value in the description field of the xml tag.
BSN Live Data Feeds
If you have a BrightSign Network subscription, you can use the Live Data Feed feature to update Networked Variables. With Live Data Feeds, each Title field specifies a variable name, and the corresponding Value field specifies the value of the variable.