How to use IF func to find a string then get another string item?

Hello! I just started learning how this software works a few weeks ago and I’m kind of stuck. Would like some guidance regarding this below:

I currently have an output file that I got by OCR-ing pdf and I want to code it such that the IF function finds this particular phrase in the output file, if it’s true THEN it’ll look for another string in the same output file and copy that. ELSE, it’ll look for a different phrase in the output file and copy that different phrase. Final output is to paste in an excel file…

I have same requirement to read the text file and then find out some string in the previous line so that my code will pick the next line and get the project id from that line and write it to excel. Will give you that code, if it is helpful, you can take it as reference and use it further.

    Dim TextLine As String
    Dim countOfIntegrationService As Integer = 0
    Dim countOfLinesInFile As Integer = 0
    Dim countOfHours As Integer = 0
    Dim isTotalHoursLine As Boolean = False
    Dim totalHoursLineCount As Integer = 0
    Dim requiredTotalHoursLine As Integer = 0
    Dim hoursCaptured As Integer = 0
    Dim isIntegratedResource As Boolean = False
    Dim objReader As New System.IO.StreamReader("D:\UIPath files\Time sheets\Attachments\Deepfieldglass.txt")
    Dim _excel As New Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.Application
    Dim wBook As Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.Workbook
    Dim wSheet As Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.Worksheet

    Dim StringNeeded As String = String.Empty
    Dim numberNeeded As String = String.Empty
    Dim Address As String = String.Empty

    Do While objReader.Peek() <> -1
        TextLine = objReader.ReadLine() & vbNewLine
        countOfLinesInFile = countOfLinesInFile + 1

        If countOfLinesInFile = 3 Then
            StringNeeded = TextLine
        End If

        For Each c As Char In StringNeeded
            If IsNumeric(c) Then
                numberNeeded = numberNeeded & c
            End If
        Next


        Address = StringNeeded.Replace(numberNeeded, "")

    Loop





    _excel.Visible = True
    wBook = _excel.Workbooks.Add()
    wSheet = CType(wBook.ActiveSheet(), Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.Worksheet)

    Do While objReader.Peek() <> -1
        TextLine = objReader.ReadLine() & vbNewLine
        countOfLinesInFile = countOfLinesInFile + 1

        If TextLine.Contains("Total") = True And countOfIntegrationService <> 0 Then
            If totalHoursLineCount = 1 Then
                isTotalHoursLine = True
                wSheet.Cells(1, 3) = "Total"
                requiredTotalHoursLine = countOfLinesInFile
            End If

                totalHoursLineCount = totalHoursLineCount + 1

        End If

        If TextLine.Contains("Integration Services") = True Then
            isIntegratedResource = False
            countOfIntegrationService = countOfIntegrationService + 1
            TextLine = TextLine.Split("Integration Services").Last
            TextLine = TextLine.Split("-").First()
            Dim Res As String = String.Empty
            If countOfIntegrationService = 1 Then
                Res = TextLine.Substring(TextLine.Trim.Length - 15)
                wSheet.Cells(1, 1) = Res.Replace("(", "").Replace(")", "").Replace("-", "")
            Else
                Res = TextLine.Substring(TextLine.Trim.Length - 14)
                wSheet.Cells(1, 2) = Res.Replace("(", "").Replace(")", "").Replace("-", "")
            End If
            Res = ""
        End If

        If countOfLinesInFile > requiredTotalHoursLine And totalHoursLineCount = 2 Then
            If TextLine.Trim <> "" Or TextLine.Trim <> String.Empty Then
                MessageBox.Show(TextLine)
                If hoursCaptured = 0 Then
                    wSheet.Cells(2, 1) = TextLine.Trim
                ElseIf hoursCaptured = 1 Then
                    wSheet.Cells(2, 2) = TextLine.Trim
                Else
                    wSheet.Cells(2, 3) = TextLine.Trim
                End If
                hoursCaptured = hoursCaptured + 1
            End If
        End If
    Loop

    Dim strFileName As String = "D:\UIPath files\Time sheets\Attachments\Deepfieldglass.xlsx"
    If System.IO.File.Exists(strFileName) Then
        System.IO.File.Delete(strFileName)
    End If

    wBook.SaveAs(strFileName)
    wBook.Close()
    _excel.Quit()
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Is the phrase going to be the same every time? If so, then no need to search after finding a match

If outputText.Contains(“This is your phrase you’re looking for”)
Then (true side) Assign outputPhrase = “phrase was found”
Else (false side) Assign outputPhrase = “phrase not found”

Write cell activity: outputPhrase

Unfortunately the phrases won’t be the same every time. Only Phrase 1 will be the constant phrase.

Condition IF is to find “Phrase 1”
Then (true), it has to find “Phrase 2 - Currency and amount” and copy that phrase 2 to excel
Else (false), it has to find a different phrase, “Phrase 3” and copy it’s corresponding “Phrase 4 - Currency and amount” to excel instead.

Phrase 2 to Phrase n are different phrases. Also because there are quite a number of different currencies, is it recommendable to set a Switch Activity for the currencies and place it before my IF Activity?

I’m not sure I follow. Is it not an If-then-else? Is it instead if-then-elseif?

There’s also not a whole lot of information about the input text so i’m making a lot of assumptions. I’m assuming you only want currency and amount, not Phrase2 or Phrase4 included. Regex is perfect for this, make sure to import Regex.Text.RegularExpressions using the imports tab

If outputText.Contains(“Phrase1”)
Then (true side) Assign outputPhrase = Regex.Match(outputText,"(?<=Phrase 2 -\s)\S+").Value
Else (false side) Assign outputPhrase = Regex.Match(outputText,"(?<=Phrase 4 -\s)\S+").Value

if you want to include the words Phrase 2 and Phrase 4, then change it to be the following:

If outputText.Contains(“Phrase1”)
Then (true side) Assign outputPhrase = Regex.Match(outputText,“Phrase 2 -\s\S+”).Value
Else (false side) Assign outputPhrase = Regex.Match(outputText,"(?<=Phrase 3 \s)Phrase 4 -\s\S+").Value