Data extensions of variables in the PmaData object allow to:
Each cell of the table is counted into the application size for the purpose of licencing. But if a column of table in the PmaDataTable object is marked as "Read only", then the cells in this column are not counted into application size. This allows application designers to use such object for storing non-changing configuration values while the number of licenced variables is kept low. From the functional point of view this means that columns marked "Read only" can be written only once. Limitations of individual methods of the PmaDataTable object caused by "Read only" columns are explained in remark of this method..
The variables on both these pages are licenced.
This way you can use just a single variable in order to send/receive multiple data values.