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Conditions block

The Conditions block directs your bot to a certain screen depending on the condition fulfilled.


You can use any JavaScript expressions in your Conditions block. You can specify any number of conditions with the transition to the desired screen for each of them. This way you can build non-linear dialog logic.

Adding multiple conditions

If you add multiple conditions one under the other to a single Conditions block, these conditions will be evaluated from top to bottom.

If the first (topmost) condition is fulfilled, the bot will follow the branch of this condition and ignore other conditions under it.

If the topmost condition is not fulfilled, the bot will proceed to evaluate the second one. This will continue until one of the conditions is fulfilled. As soon as any of the conditions is fulfilled, all the expressions below it will be ignored.

Each condition has a separate exit from the block which can be connected to different screens. Therefore, if each expression in the Conditions block is connected to the separate screen, the number of branches from the block will be equal to the number of the conditions, plus the else condition.


You will see a special else condition in the Conditions block you add to your screen. This branch is followed if none of the conditions in your block is true.


You can use variables received by the bot in the previous screens or any Aimylogic system variables.


You can use any JavaScript operators and functions in your conditions. You can also use the functions from the Underscore library in complex situations where you need various data conversions (for objects, arrays, etc.).



Use the = operator to assign a value to a variable.

If you want to assign some text to a variable, enclose the text in quotation marks, e.g., $choice = "buy".

This condition will assign the value of buy to the $choice variable.

You do not need to use quotation marks with numbers you assign to variables, e.g., $age = 20.

Assigning zero

When you assign 0 to the variable, the expression is written in the same way as when you assign any other number:

$score = 0

The a = 1 expression is interpreted as true in the JavaScript specification, while a = 0 is interpreted as false. Therefore, if you assign 0, the bot will follow the else branch.

You need to associate both true and else with the same screen if:

  • you assign 0 to the variable;
  • you assign another variable to your variable, and it may be 0;
  • you assign the number with the integer part equal to 0, e.g., $score = 0.08;
  • you put the text or the number entered by the client into the variable, and you suppose the client may enter 0.

This is due to the JavaScript specifics and is necessary for assigning 0 correctly.

Arithmetic operations

You can perform arithmetic operations in your Conditions block. In JavaScript, you can sum not only numbers but strings (text) as well. For example, ab will be output here in the result of string variables addition:


You can use the === operator for comparison, e.g., $score === 5 will be true if $score equals five.

The === operator also checks the data type — unlike the == operator that casts the values to the same type.

You can use the || or && operators to evaluate two conditions at once.

One of the conditions is true, e.g., $choice === "yes" || $choice === "maybe".

This condition will be true if $choice is equal to either “yes” or “maybe”.

Clicking a button is equal to text input, so after the user clicks “yes” the value of “yes” will be saved to the $choice variable and the condition will be fulfilled.

Multiple operations on one line

You can combine several operations on one line with the help of || or && operators.

Checking multiple conditions

One condition is true

|| shows that one condition from all is true. For example:

$choice === "yes" || $choice === "maybe"

Such condition will work if $choice is either “yes” or “maybe”.

So as pressing the button is equivalent to text input, after pressing the “yes” button the “yes” value will be placed in the$choice variable. After that the condition will be executed.

Both conditions are true

&& shows that both conditions are true. For example:

$kids >= 2 && $kids <= 5

The condition will be true if $kids equals 2, 3, 4, or 5. I.e., $kids must be not less than 2 or greater than 5.

Assigning multiple variables

To declare multiple variables on one line, you should enclose each operation in brackets and put the && operator between operations:

($color1 = "blue") && ($color2 = "red") && ($color3 = "green")
If you do not enclose each operation in brackets, the bot will return an error.

As the result of condition execution, the bot will declare three variables: $color1, $color2, and $color3.

Performing multiple arithmetic operations

To perform multiple arithmetic operations, you should enclose each operation in brackets and put the && operator between operations.

Let’s assume that we have assigned numerical values to $num1 and $num2 variables. To get both sum and difference of these numbers using one line condition, let’s perform these operations in new variables using the following expression:

($num3 = $num1 + $num2) && ($num4 =  $num1 - $num2)
If you don’t enclose each operation in brackets, the bot will return an error.

As the result of condition execution, the bot will put the sum of $num1 and $num2 variables into the $num3 variable, and also put the difference of these variables into the $num4 variable.

JavaScript conditional operator

The conditional (ternary) JavaScript operator is the only JavaScript operator that uses three operands. The operator takes one of the two values depending on the condition specified. The operator syntax:

condition ? val1 : val2

For example:

$name = $NAME ? $ : $isname

We use the = operator to assign a value to the $name variable in this condition.

If we have the $NAME variable, the value of $ will be written to $name.

Otherwise, the value of $isname will be written to $name.

You can also use the conditional operator in the following way:

  1. Request client’s age with the help of the $num to var block, assign it to the $age variable.

  2. Specify the following condition: $status = ($age >= 18) ? "adult" : "child".

We use the = operator to assign a value to the $status variable here.

We evaluate the $age >= 18 condition, i.e. the number stored in $age must be equal to or greater than 18. If the number stored in $age is equal to or greater than 18, it evaluates to true and the first condition is fulfilled: the value of adult will be written to $status.

If the number stored in $age is less than 18, “child” will be written to $status.

Using JavaScript methods

You can also use various JavaScript methods to perform arithmetic operations in the Conditions block.

For example, the .toFixed method rounds the number to the desired decimals.

$roundup = $num.toFixed(2)

In this case, the .toFixed method will round the number contained in the $num variable to the second decimal. The resulting value will be written to the $roundup variable.

For the case the integer part of the number is zero, the assignment should be made by associating both true and else with the desired screen.