Placeholders

What is a placeholder?#

A placeholder represents a variable or piece of data in a workflow. Components pass placeholders to and from each other - they use placeholders from other components to perform an action, and then output placeholders to other components.

When you are inside a component, you will find the placeholders that can be used on the right hand side.

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Inserting placeholders#

To insert a placeholder, click in the location where you want the placeholder to be inserted, and then click the placeholder you want to insert using the placeholder menu on the right hand side of the screen

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The placeholder will be inserted at the cursor position:

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In the Rich Text Editor fields, you can also insert placeholders by typing in "$" to bring up the placeholders, select and then click to insert:

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Types of placeholders#

There are currently three types of placeholder.

Text#

A text placeholder represents data that is a series of characters i.e. text, or to be more technical, a string. For example "Hello world"

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Number#

A number placeholder represents data that is comprised of integers. For example "1234"

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List#

A list placeholder represents data that is in a list form, that is, it is comprised of a sequence of ordered values or items. For example "A, B, C, D, E".

A list can be a combination of strings or integers.

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