Variables

Introduction

In FlexyBot automations, variables play a crucial role in storing and transferring data between triggers and steps. They act as placeholders for dynamic information, allowing for flexible and powerful automation workflows.

What Are Variables?

Variables in FlexyBot are elements that hold data or values. These values can come from various sources, such as user inputs, outputs from triggers and steps, or external data sources. Each variable in FlexyBot has a specific data type, which defines the kind of data it can hold.

Data Types and Nested Variables

Variables can have different data types, ranging from simple types like strings and numbers to more complex types like lists or custom objects. Some variables can even contain nested variables, creating a structured hierarchy of data. This structure allows for the detailed organization and manipulation of data within an automation.

Using Variables in Step Configurations

When setting up steps in FlexyBot, you can use variables to dynamically configure the behavior of these steps. For example, a step that sends a message might use a variable to determine the content of the message or the recipient.

Here’s how you can use variables in step configurations:

  1. Selecting Variables: When configuring a step, you can select from available variables. These can be variables generated by previous steps or the trigger in your automation.

  2. Navigating Nested Structures: If a variable contains nested variables, you can navigate through its structure to select the specific piece of data you need. This feature allows for precise and context-specific use of data.

  3. Dynamic Configurations: By using variables, each execution of the step can behave differently based on the current values of these variables, adding versatility to your automations.

Conclusion

Understanding and effectively utilizing variables is key to creating powerful and flexible automations in FlexyBot. By harnessing the data held in variables, you can build automations that are responsive to changing conditions and tailored to specific needs.

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