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I'm trying to make a workflow to paste today's date. I tried creating a Keyword input connected to a Copy to Clipboard output with text set to {date}. When I run the workflow, it pastes {date} instead of the date.

 

Log:

[18:09:50.264] Logging Started...
[18:09:54.541] Paste today's date[Keyword] Processing complete
[18:09:54.544] Paste today's date[Keyword] Passing output '' to Copy to Clipboard

 

Workflow:

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Keyword:

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Copy to Clipboard:

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@Daniel Heffernan Welcome to the forum :) May I ask why you don't just create a snippet for this, if your workflow is just a keyword to a dynamic text snippet expansion? You could then just type a shortcut (mine is "ddate") to paste today's date without first having to pop up Alfred.

 

In terms of your workflow, please click on the squiggly brackets button and check whether you've checked the "Ignore Dynamic Placeholders" option. This should not be checked (and isn't checked by default).

 

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Let me know how you get on :)

 

Cheers,
Vero

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