Keyboard Maestro includes permanently stored dictionaries that you can use or set.
A dictionary is a named set of mappings from a key name to a value. You can have multiple dictionaries, each with their own name (so really, it is a set of mappings from a dictionary name and a key name to a value).
Dictionary names start with a alphabetic character, followed by any number of alphanumeric, space or underscores. Dictionary names are case insensitive.
Key names can be anything, although leading and trailing white space is stripped off. Key names are case insensitive.
Dictionary values are plain text and can include leading or trailing white space.
For example, you might have a dictionary named “Shop Prices”, with keys being the item names and values being the cost of the item.
| Shop Prices |
| Coffee |
Use the Set Dictionary Value action to set a dictionary value.
You can use the %Dictionary% token to access Dictionary values.
You can read and write dictionary values from AppleScript.
tell application "Keyboard Maestro Engine" name of dictionaries end tell
tell application "Keyboard Maestro Engine" dictionary keys of dictionary "First Names" end tell
tell application "Keyboard Maestro Engine" set value of dictionary key "P" of dictionary "First Names" to "Fred" end tell