Emulating instr in uipath


is there any similar functionality like instr function in other language,
if UiPath has instr, then I can get a,b from a,b,c,d easily using
new_string=substr(0,instr(old_string,’,’,2)) —end position is where ‘,’ acurrs second time
new_string will be a,b


Probably you may like this:

strOutput = str1.Substring(0, str1.IndexOf(",",str1.IndexOf(",") + 1))


hi Vvaidya

thanks for your proposal, what if str1=‘a,b,c,d…(unknow length)…d,e,f,g,’ (e,g. ‘a,b,c,ddd,e,f,g’)
and I want strOutput to be previous part which is 'a,b,c,d…(unknow length)…d
so we should use str1.IndexOf(",") + n but we dont know what n is.


You may try below

str1 = “a,b,c,ddd,e,f,g”

split(str1,",").Take(4).ToArray ( result in array: a b c ddd)

split(str1,",").Skip(4).ToArray (result in array : e f g)

3,4 in above examples is basically comma occurances


hi vvaidya

thanks, it is a good solution, even shorter.

I have an alternative way also as below

list = str1.split(","c)