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Features like automations and snippets often need to generate dynamic text.

For instance:

  • Setting record fields
  • Sending email messages
  • Responding to chat messages
  • Sending text messages
  • Executing HTTP requests
  • Generating notifications
  • …and so on

The content of this text may need to vary depending on any number of factors – the current worker, record, automation inputs, day of week, etc.

In a traditional programming language, you typically generate text output like:

print("Hello, " + firstName + "!");

This is cumbersome when you’re dealing with a lot of text.

Instead, Cerb scripting is a full-featured templating language based on Twig1. A templating language makes the simple assumption that everything you type is text output until it encounters a special command.

The example code above would instead be written as:

Hello, {{first_name}}!



  1. Twig: The flexible, fast, and secure template engine for PHP -