How to use switch on a string

Hi,

I’m trying to use the switch activity to do different activities if a variable I scraped contains specific words.

For example, if contains “hello” do an activity, and if contains “bye” another one…

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@nSangui,

You need to change the type of argument of switch activity to string ,

Hope this sample example will resolve.

Test.xaml (5.4 KB)

Thank You :slight_smile:

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Hi, thanks for your response, I will use this issue.

So, if I understand, if we have a string we must isolate the word we want to be able to do the switch to verify the equality.

Can I use string variable in Switch Case insted of constatnt string?

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Thanks for this sample. It was counterintuitive to me that we do not put the case values in double quotes… as we would for every other string in UIPath.

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thanks. i have been struggling with the switch process for hours! i used “” as per other values. removed the “” and boom it works.

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thank you !!!
your example helped to solve a milestone!!!:smiley::smiley:

How do we use “contains” for example in the Test file it works if I type Hi or Bye… but what if I have a string that says “Hi John how are you today?” and I want to search for the keyword “Hi” within this entire string I pass… Right now the test file doesn’t handle this scenario. Thanks for the help!

Hi.

Did you get a response elsewhere?
I’m facing the same issue here!

@FlpVsg
In the past, what I have done is used the If() inside the condition for each word.
For example,

If( txt="path1","PATH1", If( txt="path2","PATH2", If( txt="path3","PATH3", "Default" ) ) )

Technically, you can use any word for the path and use it in the condition. EDIT: you can also use .Contains(), .StartsWith(), etc instead of =

I don’t know if this is what you are looking for, but it is one way to accomplish a Switch.

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That’s what a I did!
Thanks :smiley: