I want to retrieve a value in 'Given' function and then store it in a global variable so that the value is accessible in subsequent steps of a scenario in protractor cucumber typescript based automation project.

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Go to your conf.js file and create an onPrepare function, there you can define and initialize a global variable. Below is a sample:

exports.config = {
        directConnect: true,
        capabilities: {
            'browserName': 'chrome'
        framework: 'jasmine',
        baseUrl: "http://url.com",
        specs: ['./*_specs.js'],

        onPrepare: function() {
            //create a global variable like below
global.variableName = "hello";

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