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Sharepoint 2010 workflow: Substitute field variable in string manipulation function?

Posted on 2013-01-03
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In a workflow, is there a syntax that can be used to substitute the variable

[%CurrentItem:FieldName%]

for "FieldName" in the function

=RIGHT(FieldName,LEN(FieldName)-FIND("#",FieldName))

?
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Question by:dgmoore1
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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Hello,

I don't think you can do string manipulations like that in the dialog. You may need to create a new calculated column in the SharePoint list that stores the value you need in the workflow. Use a calculated column with the formula you posted above.

Note that not all data types can be used in calculated columns.

cheers, teylyn
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by:dgmoore1
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Thanks - I have already done that, and it works fine, but I was wondering if I could tighten up the process a bit by doing the string manipulation in the workflow instead of using a calculated column.
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Don't think you can. String manipulation in SPD workflows is on my wishlist, too! :-))

cheers, teylyn
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by:dgmoore1
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Not the answer I wanted to hear, but useful information nonetheless.
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