I have a four byte global variable that is a pointer to some other data. How can I mark this to be an offset (like pressing o) using IDAPython?

.text:00436FF3      dd 43702Ch

ida_offset.op_offset_ex (ref) seems close to what I want, but is intended for marking instruction operand types, not global variables.

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    It should work with globals too. Just use operand number 0.
    – w s
    Commented Mar 25, 2018 at 14:47
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Following the advice of @ws, you can use operand number 0 with ida_offset.op_offset(ea, n, type, target=BADADDR, base=0, tdelta=0).

For example:

ida_offset.op_offset(0x436FF3, 0, idc.REF_OFF32)

Note: idc.OpOffset did not work consistently for me, while ida_offset.op_offset did. So, you may want to prefer the later routine.

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