Activity designer template outputs Output variables contain messages returned from a destination that are available to other activities in a workflow or internally to the activity. Table 1. Activity designer output fields Field Description Variable name Name of a variable, either Local or Output, that this activity passes. Local Variable that contains a value used within an activity. For example, use a local variable to identify metadata that is processed within an activity before the final value is exported to an output variable. Output Variable that contains a value that is passed to other activities in the workflow.