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Can Microsoft Flow count strings?

Hi. All.

 

I want to extract and count strings from the SharePoint list.

For example, it looks like this.

 

asfweabcgfrthoabcopfgrkpabc

Count how many "abc" are in this string.

You can see if you look at it, but the answer is 3.

 

In Excel, you can use the CountIf function, but in Microsoft Flow, what do you do if you want to do something like that?

 

Thanks.

 

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Dual Super User II

Hi @DrinkWater 

 

I used the split and length expressions to do this. Please see the screenshot below: splai.PNG

Expression: sub(length(split(variables('tesat'),'abc')),1)

Split function splits the string and creates a new array. Then we count the elements of that array and finally subtract 1 from that (indexing) to get the total number of instances of the string match. 

 

Hope this Helps!

 

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Dual Super User II
Dual Super User II

Hi @DrinkWater 

 

I used the split and length expressions to do this. Please see the screenshot below: splai.PNG

Expression: sub(length(split(variables('tesat'),'abc')),1)

Split function splits the string and creates a new array. Then we count the elements of that array and finally subtract 1 from that (indexing) to get the total number of instances of the string match. 

 

Hope this Helps!

 

If this reply has answered your question or solved your issue, please mark this question as answered. Answered questions helps users in the future who may have the same issue or question quickly find a resolution via search. If you liked my response, please consider giving it a thumbs up. THANKS!

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Hi, @yashag2255 

Wow! It's amazing.

I did not think that I could do something like this.

Thank you for teaching me.

This thread is closed.

And I'm sorry. I was able to do something new to listen to.

Also, it would be helpful if someone could tell me.

 

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Building-Flows/Find-a-string-and-put-letters-before-and-after/m-...

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