Is it possible to use a regular expression in an SPD workflow? I am trying to use the for-each hack to take a list of semicolon delimited values and create a new form for each of them, but I can't figure out how to select the individual values (they are not of uniform length). Any ideas?

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Unless you use any 3rd party workflow products, such as Nintex/K2 or others, you would either need to develop your own activities or use any of the ones available freely (e.g. RegEx based activity) - such http://www.ilovesharepoint.com/2011/02/just-released-advanced-workflow-actions.html

Also some other example http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sharepointdesigner/archive/2008/05/14/create-compact-and-powerful-conditions-in-your-workflows.aspx

  • I have seen the second post you mentioned. This offers some hope, but it only works for matching. I need something that can do a substitution, or possibly give me an index so that I can use substring to remove the values I need. Also, I'd like to be able to trim whitespace from the ends, but not the middle.
    – Crash
    Jun 25, 2013 at 12:14

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