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lasher18
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Split string by delimiter

Hi, I would like to split a string by a delimiter in order to get an email address to send some stuff attached. 

The title of files are like: example@email.com#120_2.pdf

I want to extract the text before "#"

Here's the flow I have so far:

 

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eric-cheng
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Hi @lasher18 ,

 

I cant see your expression but you are spliting the variable you are initialising which would be empty.  Are you sure you are referencing the correct variable in the expression?  Assuming there is an actual value and its not null.

 

Example below is using @first(split(variables('MyStr'),'#'))

 

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eric-cheng
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Hi @lasher18 ,

 

Same formula but replace first with last()

 

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eric-cheng
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Hi @lasher18 

 

Try

 

@first(split('example@email.com#120_2.pdf','#'))

 

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Ir returns an error. "The parameter 'To' cannot be empty".

I put:  first(split(variables('Textosplit'),'#')) in 'To' when sending the email

eric-cheng
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Solution Sage

Hi @lasher18 ,

 

I cant see your expression but you are spliting the variable you are initialising which would be empty.  Are you sure you are referencing the correct variable in the expression?  Assuming there is an actual value and its not null.

 

Example below is using @first(split(variables('MyStr'),'#'))

 

Screenshot_20210921-013305_Chrome.jpg

 

Screenshot_20210921-013323_Chrome.jpg

 

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lasher18
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Thanks! It worked. Just one more thing please. How can I do the same for the second part of the string? The one after "#"

eric-cheng
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Hi @lasher18 ,

 

Same formula but replace first with last()

 

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