Getting text from string between two characters


How can i get text between “[” and “]” brackets from textfile. And these brackets should also be in result like this:

“Some text [ between brackets ] is all we want” to this:

“[ between brackets ]”

Trying to parse json array so i can get it to DataTable. Json includes at beginning some json object content so UiPath jsondeserialise activity can’t fetch array from json…



A regex pattern would work. If you want to include the brackets, then the pattern would be like:

System.Text.RegularExpressions.Regex.Match(text, pattern).Value

Additionally, if you want to parse that to an array, then maybe you can use that value in something like this:

JArray.Parse(extractedtext).Select(Function(x) If(x.ToString.Contains(" "),x.ToString.Trim,x)).ToArray //where extractedtext is what you pulled using the Regex

—just throwing a few ideas out there

Hope it helps.



Thanks @ClaytonM for reply

Added regex but now it return empty string. Might reason be that json string is at many rows?

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Adjust the pattern to check for \n or \r

I tested the pattern successfully with this:

System.Text.RegularExpressions.Regex.Match(ResponseString, "\[((.|\n|\r)*)\]").Value


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@ClaytonM Thanks, it works now!