I am trying, and so far failing, to grok what the new shortcuts want me to do for magic variables and such, I am trying to update a shortcut and when I tap on a filed like “Adjusted Date” there doesn’t seem anyway for me to tell which one it is using, and if I remove it and try to add one, I get a list down below and no way of telling which is which. sometimes I can choose from the shortcut itself, but often I cannot.
And in this screenshot, this is what I see when I tap date in the second bubble and then then “Reveal Action”
If something is revealed, I don’t know what it is.
Something in how they’ve changed this has shorted out my brain a little and I’m having trouble editing some pretty simple shortcuts because of it.
Creating NEW shortcuts isn’t as much of a problem, but editing existingg actions is problematic, and showing magic variables will show a single “Date” named magic variable where this shortcut should list maybe a dozen?
Just tapping. Press and hold does bring up a menu so I can select, but it still seems like it doesn’t have everything there that it should. Will investigate further, but man I want a better editor for this stuff. Even on the iPad Pro there is so little content density on the screen!
I have a shorty that set three numbers, then calculates a result of Seconds X Interval and Seconds X Length. No problem, and I’ve named those results “Interval seconds” and “Event length”. When I go back in to edit the shortcut or test it to see why it is borken, the calculations BOTH say “length x length”.
Adding to the weirdness, “Length” is the name of the magic variable associated with the Number 7 shown in that screenshot (that is to say, “Length” hasn’t been defined when the first Math Action happens). I have removed all the numbers and calculations and redone it several times, but the behavior repeats.
I have had this happen as well. For me, leaving the magic variables with their original names seems to have got around the issue, but that leaves the Shortcut a lot less readable. As a temporary aid until this is hopefully fixed, you could place a comment box by the calculation to show the order of the variables in the calculation.