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Trim a Name to get a Variable

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I'm sure this is an easy solve but I haven't been able to figure it out yet. I want to take a document name "BB Design Review FPO PROOF" and remove the " FPO Proof" from the name so it only returns the variable "BB Design Review". Goal is to match the name with a matching Workflow Template with the same name.

 

Does anyone know how to do this? I tried using the replace function to replace FPO Proof with a space and then trim that, but it didn't work. 

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Hi Sarah.

 

So many ways to solve a problem - noticing the lack of responses here, I wonder if a zoomed-out view of the end-goal might prompt some more thoughts from the community? 

 

What is the larger picture here, is it just one workflow or many that you are seeking to align?

 

C.

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Community Advisor

You can replace text with {{emptystring}}, which is essentially deleting text, instead of replacing it with a space.

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I tried that and it didn't seem to work. Did I not set it up correctly? 2023-04-29_14-47-02.png2023-04-29_14-56-48.png

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Almost, but not quite. Replace is a string-literal search, so the capitalization matters. So in the case you posted, you have "FP0 Proof" being replaced, but in the string it's "FP0 PROOF" (not sure if that's a number 0 or letter O), so as far as the code is concerned it's not replacing anything because the substring isn't there. Changing the replace function to "FP0 PROOF" will work.