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Split Text

Automation Workshop includes the Split Text Action that allows splitting a text string into its elements. The Split Text Action supports popular separators such as comma, tab, space, semicolon, and line break. Alternatively, allows you to specify any single or multi-character value that will be recognized as a new separator.

The elements of text string are saved as a number of tokens that can be retrieved individually as Variable Wizard values. Access extracted tokens by their index or name, e.g., column header names in a CSV file.

Features & highlights

  • Split structured or unstructured data into its elements. Easy to use GUI, no coding required.
  • Parse CSV files by creating a structure of tokens that will capture each element.
  • After splitting, the text tokens can be used as parameters or parts of the user defined text in other Actions.
  • Split off the first few elements of the text string individually and return the rest of the string as a whole.
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Usage examples

  • Use the For Each Action to parse a .csv or .tsv file line by line, and for every line use the Split Text Action to retrieve the value of each cell.
  • Extract values from filenames, where the name contains encoded values, such as email address, item count, department ID, client name, etc.
  • Split a text string automatically and get each token value to use with subsequent Actions. An ideal replacement for the batch file built-in FOR command.


  • Text · Provide a text string to be split into elements (tokens). Define custom token names.
  • Options · Choose text processing options to trim whitespaces and to ignore multiple consecutive separators.




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