Node-red-contrib-sox-utils dynamic recording name

Hi All,

First post go easy on me. I am setting up my first basic flow in Node-RED on my raspberry pi.

I am using node-red-contrib-sox-utils , the sox-play and sox-record to play a message and then record a message. I have set it up successfully to overwrite the same file recording. However I would like to make the file name dynamic I can see the creator of this suggests I can use msg.filename to control this - but I am struggling to visualize / set this up.

When linking an inject into the node - I get the following debug messages.

6/21/2022, 9:04:20 AMnode: b1427ee369dd593amsg : string[36]

"did you forget to enter a file path?"

6/21/2022, 9:04:20 AMnode: b1427ee369dd593amsg : string[12]

"no file path"

@BigBlueBeans welcome to the forum!

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  • what version or node-red and node.js are you running (you can get this from the startup log)
  • have you tried adding a change node before the Sox node to set msg.file name to what you want?
  • are you setting msg.file name to the full path of the file?

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