Store Data as User Context

Problem

You need to save a value that a user gave you as context that can be used by other bots

Solution

Use the context node to set a variable in the users context

Example

Save user name

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Discussion

User context lives at msg.payload.context. The context node can be use to set a basic variable.

For more advanced objects use a Change Node.

e.g. msg.payload.context.userdata.name, and msg.payload.context.userdata.email will result in

context {
  "userdata" : {
    "name": "value",
    "email": "value"
  }
}