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getting folder path

I'm trying to retrieve folder path which is above 2 levels


1. root folder/sub folder/abc/myFolder/subfolder1/finalfolder

2. root folder/sub folder/bcdf/myFolder/subfolder34/finalfolder

3. root folder/sub folder/dcedg/myFolder/subfolder999/finalfolder


now i want to get the value upto myFolder like 

1. root folder/sub folder/abc/myFolder

2. root folder/sub folder/bcdf/myFolder

3. root folder/sub folder/dcedg/myFolder


i tried substring and split but not able to get the exact context. any help here ?

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Hi @Unkn0wn,


First you could use split and length functions to count the number of nodes.


With if and greater functions you can check if it has 4 nodes (I am also counting the root folder/subfolder, that's why it isn't 2).


With take and join you can select only the first 4 nodes and join it back together as a proper folder path.


Below is an example of such an expression:

Replace the outputs('Compose') by your variable or field.

if(greater(length(split(outputs('Compose'), '/')), 4), join(take(split(outputs('Compose'), '/'), 4), '/'), outputs('Compose'))


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