Change the text using script

I am new to scripting and still so much to learn to please bear with me. I worked on a script that will allow me to update the information of slug on the files I work with on a daily basis. I use a combination of scripting and actions on my documents that clean the documents, but aussient to fill specific information for each document. As I learn more about scripts, I could consolidate my scripts and actions.

Currently, I am working on the selection of specific text frames based on what their note value is using this code:

var textFrames = activeDocument.textFrames;

      for (var i = 0 ; i < textFrames.length; i++)
        if (textFrames[i].note == "JOBNAME") {
          var frameName = textFrames[i].contents = "JOBNAME";
    }

Here is a small list of items I would change

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I can go about it the wrong way, but my ultimate goal is to run a script that runs through each text field, and a dialog box allows me to enter text, then it is replaced by what is entered in the field of dialogue.

It may be easier to create a dialog box that has all the fields and allows me to enter the value for each of them, but as I said, I'm new to scripting and don't know how to do this.

I tried to enter my slug information using variable data, with spreadsheets, but I need to convert the xml spreadsheet and I have a lot of luck with that. I found that the use of variables in illustrator can be a little tricky.

In the end, just trying to simplify my work and make things more efficient. In the process, I would like to know as much about the scripts as I can.

Thank you

This should help you get started with the change of name based on the note, with the help of guests

var textFrames = activeDocument.textFrames;

for (var i = 0 ; i < textFrames.length; i++) {
    if (textFrames[i].note == "JOBNAME") {
        var jobname = prompt ("Enter JOB NAME", "Your Name", "Note Changer");
        textFrames[i].contents = jobname;
    }
}

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