Automate

Automate

Make your phone or tablet smarter with automation

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Dialog input

A decision block that lets the user enter text.

The fiber will pause until the user has entered text, cancelled the dialog or the timeout expired.

Use input type to control the soft-keyboard layout, allowed characters and text capitalization. A regular expression can be set for further text validation.

The notification will include a “quick reply” (RemoteInput) action on Android 7+ and Wear devices if the regular expression is unspecified or .+, and the input type is not a number, date/time, phone number, hidden password, nor capitalized, i.e. just plain text.

Note! The resulting text is always of type text even if the input type is number, use the to number operator.

Input arguments

  • Title — dialog title.
  • Input type — mode of input, default is a single row of text without capitalization.
  • Regular expression — only allow text matching this regular expression, default is .+, i.e. one or more characters. Use .* to accept zero or more characters.
  • Pre-populate — pre-populated text, default is none.
  • Timeout — time until the dialog is automatically canceled, default is no timeout.
  • Show window — whether to show the dialog window directly without having to tap the notification. Only works when no other window is showing.

Output variables

  • Text entered — variable to assign the entered text.
Note! This documentation can also be found in the Help & feedback menu of the app.