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Destek11
Frequent Visitor

Split on multiple delimiter OR chaining commands.

Hi, I am looking for the best approach to this problem

 

I have a field that has multiple values separated by a "," I am currently splitting and displaying only the first value with

Last(FirstN(Split(ThisItem.Person,","),1)).Result

 

I have run into an issue that the data is not tidy and some additional delimiters have been used, such as ";".

 

I now need to either split on "," OR ":", Or run a substitute command before running the existing command

 

Substitute( ThisItem.Person, ";", "," )

 

I am not sure how to achieve either,

run both Last(FirstN(Split(ThisItem.Person,","),1)).Result AND Substitute( ThisItem.Person, ";", "," ) at the same time

OR

append ";" into the list of possible delimiters

Last(FirstN(Split(ThisItem.Person,","),1)).Result

 

 

I hope this post makes sense.... And someone can point me in the right direction.

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WarrenBelz
Super User
Super User

Hi @Destek11 ,

Try

Last(
   FirstN(
      Split(
         Substitute(
            ThisItem.Person,
            ";",
            ","
         ),
         ","
      ),
      1
   )
).Result

although in the case above it would simply be

First
   Split(
      Substitute(
         ThisItem.Person,
         ";",
         ","
      ),
      ","
   )
).Result

 

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WarrenBelz
Super User
Super User

Hi @Destek11 ,

Try

Last(
   FirstN(
      Split(
         Substitute(
            ThisItem.Person,
            ";",
            ","
         ),
         ","
      ),
      1
   )
).Result

although in the case above it would simply be

First
   Split(
      Substitute(
         ThisItem.Person,
         ";",
         ","
      ),
      ","
   )
).Result

 

Please click Accept as solution if my post helped you solve your issue. This will help others find it more readily. It also closes the item. If the content was useful in other ways, please consider giving it Thumbs Up.

Destek11
Frequent Visitor

Works perfect, thank you very much.

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