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How to extract URLs from multi-line input text box?



In the form of my app, one of the filds extracts plain text from users where they can paste URLs sometime. I want to extract those URLs and place it in a seperate column in my database. I have the data sitting in MS sql server database and using "Patch" function to get the data. Any idea how to do it in PowerApps.




Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: How to extract URLs from multi-line input text box?

Hi @Nagaraja,


If the data is stored as string, then I think there is no easy way to extract the URL from the Text.

There is no auto recognition for URLs within Text in PowerApps, so if URL string need to be seperated from the whole text string, then the proper way is to take use of find(), left, right and the other functions to seperate it out.

This requires the URL end with some special character. For example, &, $, or #.

For how the find works, see function reference:

Find function in PowerApps

Left, Right function in PowerApps

Split function in PowerApps


Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Michael Shao
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