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L2 Linker

Hi!

 

I have modified a simple Javascript automation, however i can't seem to put an input value as a context key. In the below sample i declare  var Key = args.parent; and in the return statement i try to use this variable as context entry.

In reality, I literally get the context set to "Key", regardless on what I specify in the input. It is like the input variable is disregarded. What am i missing?

 

var data = args.data;
var Key = args.parent;
var headers = args.columns ? args.columns.split(',') : null;
if(!Array.isArray(data)) {
    data = [data];
}
var flatData = [];
data.forEach(function(element) {
  var flattenObject = treeToFlattenObject(element);
  flatData.push(flattenObject);
});
return {Type: entryTypes.note, Contents: tableToMarkdown(args.title, flatData, headers), ContentsFormat: formats.markdown,
    EntryContext: { Key : tableToHTML(args.title, flatData, headers)}};

 

Thanks,

Antanas

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L4 Transporter

Hi @Antanas, I don't this you're using it right. Refer to the below screenshot. You do not need to specify a key after the "data=".

Screen Shot 2022-05-30 at 12.52.34 pm.png

 

I still recommend the above method, but in case you want, I've corrected the code too. 

 

I found a couple of issues with the script.

1. You cannot use 'parent' as a variable since it's a reserved word. Refer - https://www.w3schools.com/js/js_reserved.asp

2. I had to change the output of your script a little. Still not sure why yours did not work. 

commonfields:
  id: 411b260b-c237-4b2c-8e12-3b0393af2e3e
  version: 7
vcShouldKeepItemLegacyProdMachine: false
name: ToHTMLTable_custom
script: |
  var data = args.data;
  var Key = args.outputKey;
  var headers = args.columns ? args.columns.split(',') : null;
  if(!Array.isArray(data)) {
      data = [data];
  }
  var flatData = [];
  data.forEach(function(element) {
    var flattenObject = treeToFlattenObject(element);
    flatData.push(flattenObject);
  });
  var ec = {};
  ec[Key] = tableToHTML(args.title, flatData, headers);
  return {
      Type: entryTypes.note,
      Contents: tableToMarkdown(args.title, flatData, headers),
      ContentsFormat: formats.markdown,
      EntryContext: ec
  };
type: javascript
tags:
- Utility
comment: Convert an array to a nice table display. Usually, from the context.
enabled: true
args:
- name: data
  required: true
  description: The data to display as table - expecting array of objects
  isArray: true
- name: title
  description: Title for the table
- name: columns
  description: Comma-separated list of columns to display. Accepts nested columns
    using dot notation.
- name: outputKey
  required: true
  description: Context Key to store output
scripttarget: 0
pswd: ""
runonce: false
runas: DBotWeakRole
engineinfo: {}
mainengineinfo: {}

 

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L4 Transporter

Hi @Antanas, I'm guessing you're trying to modify the ToTable automation to save the data to a context key. I would suggest using the extent-context like this 

 

!ToTable data=${File} columns="name,size" title="This is a table" extend-context=data=

 

If you still need to get the automation working, could you send me the yml file?

L2 Linker

Hi @jfernandes1, for some reason extend-context does not work in this case. I specifically try extend-context=NewKey=Key Including the yml code, much appreciated for any ideas.

 

commonfields:
  id: 411b260b-c237-4b2c-8e12-3b0393af2e3e
  version: 2
vcShouldKeepItemLegacyProdMachine: false
name: ToHTMLTable_custom
script: |+
  var data = args.data;
  var Key = args.parent;
  var headers = args.columns ? args.columns.split(',') : null;
  if(!Array.isArray(data)) {
      data = [data];
  }
  var flatData = [];
  data.forEach(function(element) {
    var flattenObject = treeToFlattenObject(element);
    flatData.push(flattenObject);
  });
  return {Type: entryTypes.note, Contents: tableToMarkdown(args.title, flatData, headers), ContentsFormat: formats.markdown,
      EntryContext: { Key : tableToHTML(args.title, flatData, headers)}};

type: javascript
tags:
- Utility
comment: Convert an array to a nice table display. Usually, from the context.
enabled: true
args:
- name: data
  required: true
  description: The data to display as table - expecting array of objects
  isArray: true
- name: title
  description: Title for the table
- name: columns
  description: Comma-separated list of columns to display. Accepts nested columns
    using dot notation.
- name: parent
  required: true
  description: Context Key to store output
scripttarget: 0
pswd: ""
runonce: false
runas: DBotWeakRole
engineinfo: {}
mainengineinfo: {}

 

Curious Fellow

L4 Transporter

Hi @Antanas, I don't this you're using it right. Refer to the below screenshot. You do not need to specify a key after the "data=".

Screen Shot 2022-05-30 at 12.52.34 pm.png

 

I still recommend the above method, but in case you want, I've corrected the code too. 

 

I found a couple of issues with the script.

1. You cannot use 'parent' as a variable since it's a reserved word. Refer - https://www.w3schools.com/js/js_reserved.asp

2. I had to change the output of your script a little. Still not sure why yours did not work. 

commonfields:
  id: 411b260b-c237-4b2c-8e12-3b0393af2e3e
  version: 7
vcShouldKeepItemLegacyProdMachine: false
name: ToHTMLTable_custom
script: |
  var data = args.data;
  var Key = args.outputKey;
  var headers = args.columns ? args.columns.split(',') : null;
  if(!Array.isArray(data)) {
      data = [data];
  }
  var flatData = [];
  data.forEach(function(element) {
    var flattenObject = treeToFlattenObject(element);
    flatData.push(flattenObject);
  });
  var ec = {};
  ec[Key] = tableToHTML(args.title, flatData, headers);
  return {
      Type: entryTypes.note,
      Contents: tableToMarkdown(args.title, flatData, headers),
      ContentsFormat: formats.markdown,
      EntryContext: ec
  };
type: javascript
tags:
- Utility
comment: Convert an array to a nice table display. Usually, from the context.
enabled: true
args:
- name: data
  required: true
  description: The data to display as table - expecting array of objects
  isArray: true
- name: title
  description: Title for the table
- name: columns
  description: Comma-separated list of columns to display. Accepts nested columns
    using dot notation.
- name: outputKey
  required: true
  description: Context Key to store output
scripttarget: 0
pswd: ""
runonce: false
runas: DBotWeakRole
engineinfo: {}
mainengineinfo: {}

 

Hi @jfernandes1 - your updated script works perfectly fine - thanks! BTW, you still suggested to use extend-context which works after I removed the Key variable. However (I guess) it extends the normal output (seen as piped variables), and not the EntryContext, which should be an HTML table code.

 

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