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Getting first line of email as a variable

I am setting up a system of logging new tickets for our team.


These will be sent in via email.


The subject has a unique bit of text at the start for my flow to pick it up and then customer name, date and time all taken from the spreadsheet


The first 2 lines of the email are reserved for the following, both taken from the spreadsheet;



I am looking to take the first line which will only be a date in the format dd/mm/yyyy.

I have got as far as converting the body from html to txt but I am stuck with how to select this date.get date help.png

Thanks for advance for your help

Super User
Super User

Re: Getting first line of email as a variable


Hi there.  I wonder if you left it in HTML, if you'd be able to Split() the body on something like <p> and grab the first two elements of the resultant array.


Let me know what you think.




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Dual Super User
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Re: Getting first line of email as a variable

Hi @Alastairs 


Just to add to @edgonzales suggestion, you can actually split the body of the email on enter keys. You need to initialize a variable of type string and hit an enter and save it. Next, in a compose action, use the expression first(split('mailbody',variables('enter'))) and this should get you the first line of the body of the email. You can check out the hack that I have posted here: 


Hope this Helps!


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Re: Getting first line of email as a variable

Sorry for the lateness of replying and thank you for looking into it.


Hopefully I'll get some free time tomorrow afternoon to dig into this properly.

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