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StephenM
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Grab part of outlook subject with Flow Expression

I am building a Flow with Outlook as the trigger - i need to grab the subject and remove part of it. 

 

the email subject will be somehting like "SM Trigger :123" and it will always start with "SM Trigger:". I need to use the bit after (in this case 123) as the file name to save it.

 

any help on how to grab just the bit after the ":" (e.g. 123) would be much appreciated

 

I'm thinking either a last(split(  or replace( but i cant quite figure it out.

 

thanks

Stephen

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Re: Grab part of outlook subject with Flow Expression

Hi @StephenM,

 

Please take the following flow configuration for a reference.


I used actions initialize variable and Set variable in the flow.


The function used in the Compose action is:

split(triggerBody()?['Subject'],':')


The function used in the Set variable action is:

outputs('Compose')?[1]

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When a new email with the subject “SM Trigger: test123”arrives, the flow works fine and it returns “test123” after the “:”, please check the following screenshot:

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Best regards,
Mabel Mao

Community Support Team _ Mabel Mao
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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Grab part of outlook subject with Flow Expression

Hi @StephenM,

 

Please take the following flow configuration for a reference.


I used actions initialize variable and Set variable in the flow.


The function used in the Compose action is:

split(triggerBody()?['Subject'],':')


The function used in the Set variable action is:

outputs('Compose')?[1]

3.PNG


When a new email with the subject “SM Trigger: test123”arrives, the flow works fine and it returns “test123” after the “:”, please check the following screenshot:

4.PNG

 

Best regards,
Mabel Mao

Community Support Team _ Mabel Mao
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

View solution in original post

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jsearcy
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Re: Grab part of outlook subject with Flow Expression

This answer is most helpful. Thank you! Another question related to this topic: How would you get the first two words in an outlook subject?

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