It would be really good to have support for regular expressions.
This could be surfaced in the UI ideally in both conditions and actions.
A conditional regex would just test whether a string matched against a regex.
An action regex would expose capture groups.
This is a great suggestion - we are trying to identify a way to safely run regex in Flow.
Great news, thanks for the update @Stephen. We will welcome regex with open arms.
@Stephen, any update?
+1 I think this calls for a lightbulb joke.
Q: How many engineers does it take to type in a Regex?
Here is to confirm that we are also very much interested in this capability. Any update at this point?
Regex should be possible for conditions and also to search in a string for matching groups and get the matches as output. It's a shame that regular expressions are not support. RegeEx ist such a basic but powerful thing. Much better als simple text search/split, etc.
And also of course for replace. Like in SED.
To have RegEx available for conditions, string search and replaces, will decrease the need of a lot of compose-chains and expression-chains.
Any update on this one?
If iOS Shortcuts can, you can 🙂
(they use the ICU RegEx engine I believe)
How you can have a product based around automation and not have regex available is crazy.
Please add support for regex.
This idea is sooo complex 😉 but at the same time it's so great that maybe 1-2 years and Flow staff will eventually identify the way to implement it 😄
Under consideration for two years? Come on Microsoft, put some real resource into this. Regex is a necessity for a platform like Flow.
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