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Traditional Variables

Variables in Jelly are mutable (meaning their value can be edited). When you create a variable, it can be used in the input of functions needing a variable. You can also set them to new values using the same syntax you use to set them in the first place. To set a variable there are a few different options, Strings, Numbers, Magic Variables, and Global Variables.

Variable with a String value

If you want to declare a variable with the value of a string, you can use the following syntax

var HelloWorld = "Hello World"

This will automatically be converted into the following Shortcuts actions

Multiline String Value

If you want your variable to have multiple lines of text (a newline character \n), you will want to use a multiline variable. These are declared with the following syntax

var HelloWorldLong = """
Hello World!
I have multiple lines
"""

Notice how you use triple quotes on either side of the string you want to set.

Variable with a Number value

If you want to declare a variable with the value of a number, you can use the following syntax

var MeaningOfLife = 42

This will automatically be converted into the following Shortcuts actions

Variable with a Magic Variable value

If you wish to convert a magic variable into a regular variable, you can set a variable to the value of a magic variable. Since magic variables are not mutable, this is how you will want to mutate the value you get in return of a function. To do this you can use the following syntax

var MyVariable = FunctionOutput

Variable with a Global Variable value

Just like magic variables, global variables are not mutable. To edit them you will need to set a variable to the global variable. This can be done with the following syntax

var MutableGlobalVar = Shortcut Input

Variable within a string

Check out the Strings documentation to see how to place a variable into a string