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Can't update the value of an existing variable with the output of an Action

Hi Team,
I've a dialogue where I run an Action to set the initial context with external data and then I have a loop, where its last step is rebuild the context to be used for the next cycle of the loop:

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The problem is that currently there is no way for us to update the Context variable from the beginning of the loop, with the value returned by the RebuilContent Action.


The current behavior is that any Action output is always created as a new variable, not allowing you to update an existing one!

Basically, the only option we've to update the value of an existing variable, is adding a question step, but that required the user to type the value, what is not useful when the value is returned by a Power Automation call (Action).


My request I would like to place, is that should be possible for us to choose to get a new variable automatically created (as is now) or be able manually map the output of the Action to an existing variable (similar to what we do with the inputs).

Thank you very much in advance,
Jose Alves (joseal)

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