Use special variables as a placeholder for your previous workday response. We created them to provide you with context on the check-ins of the day.
Instead of scrolling up to see what you did yesterday in the middle of a daily stand-up, you can create templates that insert a previous response or a previous date to your current check-in.
If you want to create a new template from scratch with special variables, follow these quick steps to do so:
1. Go to Check-ins > Question Templates in the web app to create a new template
2. On each question's box, write the content that DailyBot will say to you when you use the template on a new check-in, including the question, the message and the special variables where your previous answer or date is going to be (where applies).
Look at the following example to see how we craft all the message and a preview that shows how DailyBot will use the special variables on the chat.
3. Save template and create the new check-in that will use your recently created format. You're on a roll!
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