How to parse data with JavaScript Code step using .split()

  • 15 February 2022
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How to parse data with JavaScript Code step using .split()
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The split() method splits a string into an array of substrings. Split can be used to parse data, such as the contents of an email lead template.

Check out the example below.

How to Configure

 

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let Content = inputData.Content;
// .split()[0] returns the segment before the split value
// .split()[1] returns the segment after the split value
// \n is a newline
// .trim() removes whitespace
let NameFirst = Content.split("First Name:")[1].split("\n")[0].trim();
let NameLast = Content.split("Last Name:")[1].split("\n")[0].trim();
let Email = Content.split("Email:")[1].split("\n")[0].trim();
let Phone = Content.split("Phone:")[1].split("\n")[0].trim();

output = [{NameFirst, NameLast, Email, Phone, Content}];

 

The Results

Contribution by Troy Tessalone

Troy is a Certified Zapier Expert who automates workflows with no-code and low-code apps to help clients save time and make money.


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Hi Troy,

I’m new to Zapier and this looks like what I need for my project, I’m using the raw web hook to send data from our ERP system to the workflow and I need to pars the html body. I cannot find the Javascript action. How do I get it?

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Hi Troy,

 

Never mind. I found it.

Hello -

I’m using this code: How do I split out the date by itself and city state?

let Content = inputData.Content; 

// .split()[0] returns the segment before the split value 

// .split()[1] returns the segment after the split value 

// \n is a newline 

// .trim() removes whitespace 

let Date = Content.split("Date/Time:")[1].split("\n")[0].trim(); 

let Location = Content.split("Location:")[1].split("\n")[0].trim(); 

let Address = Content.split("Address:")[1].split("\n")[0].trim(); 

let Incident = Content.split("Incident:")[1].split("\n")[0].trim(); 

let IncidentDetails =Content.split("Incident Details:")[1].split("\n")[0].trim(); 

output = [{Date, Location, Address, Incident, IncidentDetails}];

 

Results:

 

Date: 09/29/22 @ 11:16

Location: Phoenix, AZ (Maricopa County)

Address: 6236 N Black Canyon Access Rd

Incident: 1 Alarm Fire

IncidentDetails: U/D: E918-CMD o/s 3-story apt. W/F

 

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@PeterQuinn 

For Date, you’d need to split by “@” and keep the first segment.

For City, you’d need to split Location by “,” and keep the first segment.

For State, you’d need to split Location by “,” and keep the second segment.

 

// .split()[0] returns the segment before the split value 

// .split()[1] returns the segment after the split value 

@PeterQuinn

For Date, you’d need to split by “@” and keep the first segment.

For City, you’d need to split Location by “,” and keep the first segment.

For State, you’d need to split Location by “,” and keep the second segment.

 

// .split()[0] returns the segment before the split value 

// .split()[1] returns the segment after the split value 

@Troy Tessalone - Thank you so much. That worked, however the data for “Incident Details” doesn't include the second line of text from the payload. Any thoughts?

Content = 

Fwd: Arizona - 1 Alarm Fire

---------- Forwarded message ---------

From: IPN Alert <IPN@ipn911.net>

Date: Thu, Sep 29, 2022 at 12:42 PM

Subject: Arizona - 1 Alarm Fire

To: Apex Adjusting <jonathan@apexadjustinggroup.com>

Chapter: Arizona

Date/Time: 09/29/22 @ 11:16

Location: Phoenix, AZ (Maricopa County)

Address: 6236 N Black Canyon Access Rd

Incident: 1 Alarm Fire

Incident Details: U/D: E918-CMD o/s 3-story apt. W/F

on 2nd floor. CMD requests full

First Alarm balance.

(c) 2022 911 iMedia, Inc.

All Rights Resvered

 

Results:

Date :09/29/22

Address: 6236 N Black Canyon Access Rd

City: Phoenix

State: AZ

Incident:1 Alarm Fire

IncidentDetails: U/D: E918-CMD o/s 3-story apt. W/F

id: skCGR0VLZ3zFujDHv6Sdc1VgtIakbRGe

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62

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5

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@PeterQuinn 

That’s because you are splitting at the end of a line.

You’ll need to adjust this:

let IncidentDetails =Content.split("Incident Details:")[1].split("\n")[0].trim(); 

Hi @Troy Tessalone 

That’s what I have in my code, but still cuts it off.

 

let Content = inputData.Content;

// .split()[0] returns the segment before the split value

// .split()[1] returns the segment after the split value

// \n is a newline

// .trim() removes whitespace

let DateTime = Content.split("Date/Time:")[1].split("\n")[0].trim();

let Date = DateTime.split("@")[0].split("\n")[0].trim();

let Location = Content.split("Location:")[1].split("\n")[0].trim();

let City = Location.split(",")[0].split("\n")[0].trim();

let StateCounty = Location.split(",")[1].split("\n")[0].trim();

let State = StateCounty.split("(")[0].split("\n")[0].trim();

let Address = Content.split("Address:")[1].split("\n")[0].trim();

let Incident = Content.split("Incident:")[1].split("\n")[0].trim();

let IncidentDetails = Content.split("Incident Details:")[1].split("\n")[0].trim();

output = [{Date, Address, City, State, Incident, IncidentDetails}];

 

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@PeterQuinn

// \n is a newline

The text you are trying to parse has multiple lines thus why it’s getting cutoff

You need to adjust to parse using a different data point than a new line in this case.

Hello Troy  I am new to Zapier and new to all things digital (organic farmer). I have got this far though so I’m not going to give up now.

I have set up a Zap and all woorks, except that the info coming in from my webhook contains 2 pieces of data that I need to split. 

I believe that I have found the right community conversation on this topic.

This is the ‘payload’ that comes in

 

It’s the userReference that I need to split into ‘name’ and ‘email address’

I have tried to send to it the email client but they returned an error because email and first name appear in both fields. I anticipated this but dont know how to fix it.

Can you help? 

 

Many Thanks, Karen, Hermanus - Cape Town - South Africa

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Hi @starhouse 

Good question.

You may be able to simply use Formatter > Text > Split to get the desired data point.

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Thanks so much for this! Adapted this today and it worked a treat.

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