I am working on a SharePoint 2010 workflow in SharePoint Designer. I'd like to send an email where the body contains a custom URL that would go somewhere outside SharePoint.

I'd like to include some parameters such as "Title" from my list, but I recognize that people may enter a Title that includes special characters such as "&" or "?" and I don't want the value to "break" the URL.

In code elsewhere I would URLEncode that string holding the Title, to be sure it wouldn't break my URL. But I can't find a way to do this in the workflow.

I'd also be willing to do a find/replace on some common ones, to manually remove the "&", but I don't see a string replace either.

Is this functionality not available outside of building something custom? Or do I just not see it?

  • Did you ever figure this out? Apr 15, 2015 at 17:17
  • In Send Email action... In body section you can add hyperlinks. Maybe it will work for you. Sep 29, 2018 at 9:20
  • SP 2013 workflow has string operation actions. Not sure about SP 2010. Sep 29, 2018 at 9:21

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If you are trying to encode a string to build a URL, then you can use the BuildUri activity and set all your queries in the Query field.

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