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Topic Title: Is there a way to get text after a certain word ?
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Created On: 05/12/2018 08:19 AM
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 05/12/2018 08:19 AM
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Apprentice (20-49)

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Hey guys.
I'm basically trying to read a PDF file and get the text inside of it, but I only need certain parts of it to be allocated to different variables.
For example, look for the word "Name:" and copy the text after it and allocate it to the "CustomerName" variable
Also, read the word "ProdCode:" copy all the characters up until the space and allocate it to the "ProductCode" variable.

Any help you guys have would be greatly appreciated.

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 05/14/2018 12:33 PM
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Alex Escalante

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Hello ConTrelos,

There is a function that will allow you to grab characters from any variable value. This function coupled with our "trim" action should allow you to complete your goal.

The way the function works is that you give it a set number of spaces to grab. Lets work with a variable that contains "Name: ConTrelos". Lets call this variable varName. In this case, since we know "Name: " will always be present, we will grab the first 6 characters:

%Left(varName, 6)%

As you can see, the function simply specified the direction from where we are grabbing the characters from (start from the Left), the variable we are working with (varName), and the amount of characters we will be grabbing "6".

With this variable now populated, we can now use it to trim that text from the overall text.

Here is an example which you can copy and paste into task builder:

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