Hi Its seems like you are confusing urself. Pic 1. This is like assigning a value to the globalMap acc_no1, this value can be used whithin the job using globalMap.get("acc_no1") Pic 2. This is the context window for creating context variable for the job.The variable created here cannot be used in any other job until the other has same variable created in the context window. Pic 3. This is a repository context window. The variable created here can be imported into the local job using the import button in the job specific context tab.This one helps if you have to use the same variable in two jobs there by eliminating the manual creation process.