Solved [Help please! May pay $!] Auto-reply to SMS with the 4-digit # that is provided within the message

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  1. TaskerD2

    TaskerD2 New Member

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    Hi! I'm trying to snag some overtime at work. Shift alerts are sent out that appear as:

    "[#] Open Shift(s) available at [work location, location #], from [time], on [date]. Reply [####] to claim the shift ShiftAlert task: [shift title/time]"

    When toggled on, I would like for it to immediately reply with the 4-digit #### to claim it.

    I'm fairly novice with Tasker and haven't been able to work it out... If doable, any ideas for how?

    And if it can't be done easily, I would be happy to pay if that's allowed!

    Thanks!
     
  2. joaomgcd

    joaomgcd Administrator Staff Member

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    That should be doable :)

    • Create a profile with the Received Text event condition
    • in the task use the Variable Search Replace with the %SMSRB variable, search for \d{4} and store results in array %numbers (this is searching for 4 numbers in the text message text and storing them in a variable)
    • In the next step use the flash action with %numbers1
    • Receive a text message like that (send it to yourself to test). Do you see it flashing the correct numbers? :)
    Let me know how it works.
     
  3. TaskerD2

    TaskerD2 New Member

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    Thanks so much for your reply and suggestion! My problem with this route was the time within the message is also a 4 digit # (such as 3:00PM would be texted as "1500")

    I sought some assistance at reddit/tasker with a solution!:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/tasker/comments/hye1cn/autoreply_to_sms_with_the_4digit_that_is_provided/
     
  4. joaomgcd

    joaomgcd Administrator Staff Member

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    Cool :D Glad you got it to work!
     
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