Search & Replace in Variable (Dynamically Created)

I guess the title says it all.
I want to Search and Replace in Blockxx

I'm sure it's right in front of me, can't see it.

It works for "Set Variable" but not Search Variable

Yep, you're correct: While Tokens work in the Set Variable action, the do not work in the Search and Replace action.
So, we have to add a couple of Actions PRIOR to the Search to make it work:

Does this answer your question?


Here's the complete example macro:

<img src="/uploads/default/original/2X/9/9fa034801953dfe7d1745afcb7087c7530a06e23.gif" width="70" height="17"  alt="updated" title="updated"> 2017-10-29 16:34 CT

* Revised macro to hopefully make it easier to understand.
* Macro now has two Blocks, with a User Prompt to choose the Block to be processed
* Added workflow process in Comment at top

###MACRO:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Use Dynamic Variable Name in Search Action

~~~ VER: 2.1&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;2017-10-29 ~~~

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**Note: This Macro was uploaded in a DISABLED state. You must enable before it can be triggered.**

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Aa always thank you for your time and expertise!
The example helped greatly.
I saw your response last night and wasn’t at a computer but mulled it over in my head and did not get it. Then this morning having my coffee, I was determined to understand it… WOOF - it took me a bit, but I think I have my head around it, - it’s not that earth shattering but it does take a second to sink in… =) especially this German’s hard head =).

  • So that Step 2. above will set the variable “Local__BlockN” to the value of the variable that “Local__BlockN” is currently set to. Do I have that right?
    For me completely counterintuitive, but completely awesome! very slick.
    Again, thank you and have a Blessed Day.

Yes. That Action, Filter Variable with Value of Named Variable, will set the value of Variable “Local__BlockN” to the value of Variable “Local__Block1”.

That is because in the prior action, we set “Local_BlockN” to the variable name “Local__Block1”.

Make sense?

This is tricky stuff, which we call “dynamic variables”, or “indirect variables”, and can be tough to get one’s head around. So feel free to ask any questions.

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