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tianaranjo
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Split string

Greetings,

 

I have a need to split the following string from this:

1234_5678.901.A_1.jpg

to this:

1234_5678.901.A

If I use the following split function, it splits at the first '_', where I need it to split at the 2nd '_'

split(outputs('Get_File_Name'), '_')[0]

Is there a way to reference the second underscore in the split function?

Thank you; in advance!

 

Update - I resolved this by removing the second '_' in the generated filename and replacing it with a '-'.  I then used the following split function:

split(outputs('Get_File_Name'), '-')[0]

This works for my needs.

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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Split string

Hi @tianaranjo,

 

You could also take a try with expression to achieve your needs and don't need to replace '_' with '-':

split(outputs('Get_File_Name'), '_1.')[0]

 

Best regards,

Alice

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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Split string

Hi @tianaranjo,

 

You could also take a try with expression to achieve your needs and don't need to replace '_' with '-':

split(outputs('Get_File_Name'), '_1.')[0]

 

Best regards,

Alice

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Re: Split string

Hello,  @tianaranjo!

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StephenM
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Re: Split string

i dont quite understand what the [0] does on the expression - could someone please explain

 

split(outputs('Get_File_Name'), '_1.')[0]

 thanks

Stephen

StephenM
Level: Powered On

Re: Split string

Also, how did youremove the second '_' in the generated filename and replace it with a '-' ? could you explain that please

 

many thanks

Stephen

tianaranjo
Level 8

Re: Split string

@StephenM I'm not an expert so bear with me and if I get this incorrect, hopefully the others on this chain will correct me.  The '0' is referring to an index or location in the string.  Hopefully these links will help:

https://www.w3schools.com/jsref/jsref_split.asp

Optional. An integer that specifies the number of splits, items after the split limit will not be included in the array

 

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-index-split-and-manipulate-strings-in-javasc...

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript/Reference/Global_Objects/String/split

 

 

 

tianaranjo
Level 8

Re: Split string

@StephenM - within PowerApps, I was using Concatenate to join the fields with  the '_'.  I simply changed that to '-'.

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