# How to create plain text links or string variables that is displayed as its value in the buffer?

In my org-mode documents I want to be able to write:

#+VAR: that_year=2020


and then somewhere in text use it like:

"And [[var:that_year]] we are going to..."


which should be interpreted and displayed like a regular link description, so looking at it should just be:

"And 2020 we are going to.."


Then later on when changing that_year=2020 to that_year=2021 all occurences in the buffer of the variable link to that_year should also display 2021 instead of 2020.