SharePoint custom activities for strings

The workflow activities from this group facilitate various operations with strings: finding, changing, encoding, conversing and more.

Strings activities

  • Capture All Occurrences of Text
    This workflow action is used to store all matches of regular expression in specified text to output array variable.
  • Capture Text
    This workflow action is used to store first match of regular expression in specified text to output text variable.
  • Convert HTML To Text
    This workflow action is used to strip HTML tags from specified string and return result in to output variable.
  • Convert Number to Text
    This workflow action is used to convert integer number into text using specified language. Supported languages: English, French, German, Russian.
  • Convert Text Case
    Converts specified text to UPPER CASE, lower case, Title Case or Sentence case.
  • Convert Base64 to Text
    This workflow activity will decode Base64 string, interpret resulting data as the string in one from five available encodings, and copy to output system string variable.
  • Convert Text to Base64
    This workflow activity will encode specified text with one from five available encodings and convert encoded text to Base64.
  • Decode Web Text
    This workflow action will decode text with one from two available decoding methods and return result in to output variable.
  • Encode Web Text
    Process text with one from four available encoding methods and returns result to output variable.
  • Evaluate Mathematical Expression
    This workflow action is used to evaluate the specified mathematical expression. In particular, this action can be used to add up values from multiple list columns.
  • Extract Substring
    Retrieves a substring from input text. The substring starts at a specified character position and has a specified length.
  • Format Field of Current Item
    This workflow action is used to convert the current item field to string with special formatting.
  • Get Random Number
    This workflow action is used to get the random number from specified range.
  • Get Random String
    This workflow action is used to get the random string which contains characters from specified set.
  • Get Text Length
    This workflow action is used to calculate the length of a text string.
  • Is Value Matches Regular Expression (HarePoint)
    This workflow condition returns True is the specified value matches with regular expression.
  • Join Text
    This workflow action is used to join strings from array to one string using specified delimiter.
  • Replace Text
    This workflow action is used to store replace all matches of regular expression in specified text with specified string.
  • Set Regular Expression Options
    This workflow actions set options for regular expression activities like 'Capture Text' and 'Replace Text' in the current workflow step.
  • Split Text
    This workflow action is used to split text and store results to strings array. You can specify string delimiters (one per line) or character delimiters (each character in specified string is delimiter).
  • Trim Text
    Removes white-space characters from beginning and/or end of specified text.

The string workflow activities are included as Free groups in HarePoint Workflow Extensions. They are provided free for both commercial and non-commercial usage. Detailed information can be found on the HarePoint Workflow Extensions licensing page.


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