How to use function node for 1+1=2

Hi everyone,

May i know how to use a function node for simple mathematics, or can use others node to do that.
thanks

msg.payload = 1 + 1;
return msg;

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thank you for your reply, but my issue is when inject 2 node i will received = 2.
meaning that each inject node is 1

Hi Kelvin,

Your problem is that a function node, or any other node, only knows about the single message which is currently passing through it.

If your data comes as two separate messages, you have to either join the two into a single message or else save the values as "context" variables.

Here is a flow that illustrates the two approaches:

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Thanks a lot for helping me