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  1. alackman

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    I'm hoping someone who has had the time to really understand tasker can help me. Heres what I want to do.
    When I have my phone connected to car charger I want to have a profile turn on that when I get a text, the name of sender and then the message is read out loud.

    So far I can get it to do the message but saying the number.
    I've also just discovered the app saymyname which does what I want but all the time...I've set up a tanker profile that opens the app when connected to power source so I can physically turn on and same when disconnect power to turn off.

    Neither of these ways are perfect and I would love to get help on this bearing in mind I only bought tasker earlier today. I have managed to turn on Bluetooth when connected to power source and turn Gps on with certain apps so this is the thing to make being in the car automated.
     

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  2. Rob.G

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    How do you have the task set up for saying the message, because saying the name would be just like it.

    For example, are you using Misc > Say command? And which variables did you use?
     
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    Yes I have %SMSRF has sent a message: %SMSRB
    But this only gives the number. I'm hoping I just need to change the SMSRF for something else but I dont know what...any help?
     
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    %SMSRN is the name variable.

    Another tip, if you wanted you could only have it say the first name. Depending on how much you wanted to customize your task.
     
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    Great, thank you for that. I don't think ill have just first name, but out of interest what would be the variable for that? How do you know what the codes are? Is there a key or list somewhere that details them all. Is love to get tanker to do a whole lot more for me but feel very limited in Not knowing the variables codes
     
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    For the name, you would have to use the Variable Split action on %SMSRN. That splits that into %SMSRN1 and %SMSRN2. Depending on how you list your contacts ex. Lastname, Firstname or Firstname Lastname is which variable is which.

    For the variables, whenever you use an action (for example your Say task), there is an orange tag icon to the top-right of the box. Clicking that brings up the list of variables. When you click which variable you want, it fills in for you.

    You could also find out more about them by checking out the User Guide. When you press the Menu button on your phone, then Info and you should see Variables there under Miscellaneous.
     
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    rob thats great, thank you.

    I did have a look at the tasker wiki but it didnt seem to explaiun things rather just tell you what to do for specific things.

    Ill leave splitting variabvles for a while i think iuntill ive got to grips with these stages.
     
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    Eh up,

    FYI - VLingo will read your texts for you.
     
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    thanks for that, i did try out vlingo a while ago but for some reason, i cant remember why, i didnt like it that much. Its fine now as I have managed to get tasker reading my texts and sending an automatic reply so im happy.
     
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