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Harry_G
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extract substring using compose

I have string have value "[113] this is testing string". i need to convert it "this is testing string". I tried compose action with substring using Indexof. But unfortunately it doesn't work for me. Any help woulf be appreciated 🙂

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v-yuazh-msft
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Hi @Harry_G,

 

I have made a test on my side, please refer to screenshot below to create the flow:

Capture.PNG

 

The expression in the Compose 2 as below:

substring(outputs('Compose'),6,22)

And you could also enter the expression below in the Compose 2:

last(split(outputs('Compose'),'[113] '))

 

The flow would run successfully as below:

Capture.PNG

 

 

 

Best regards,

Alice

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v-yuazh-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @Harry_G,

 

I have made a test on my side, please refer to screenshot below to create the flow:

Capture.PNG

 

The expression in the Compose 2 as below:

substring(outputs('Compose'),6,22)

And you could also enter the expression below in the Compose 2:

last(split(outputs('Compose'),'[113] '))

 

The flow would run successfully as below:

Capture.PNG

 

 

 

Best regards,

Alice

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Thanks @v-yuazh-msft. it working like a charm :).

Thank you but you have manually mentioned the 6 and 22 as number for index and characters . How to get it automatically or in other words what if we aren't sure about what those numbers could be?

How would you go about this if you wanted the values between << and >>

 

i.e.  <<just this text>>  would return  just this text

First(Split(Last(Split("<<just this text>>", "<<")), ">>")), which will first extract "just this text>>" and then "just this text".

@PSchiager   nice thanks 🙂

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