How to extract part of a file name using logic apps

T West 136 Reputation points


I have a Logic Apps process built which processes files uploaded onto our SFTP server.

The file naming convention is <DIGITS>_<FILENAME>. I would like to somehow extract the digits from the filename to pass as a parameter into a stored procedure.

What would be the best method of extracting the digits please? Essentially I need all numbers at the start of the file name prior to the first "_" (underscore).

Any help would be very much appreciated.


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  1. MayankBargali-MSFT 66,421 Reputation points

    @T West Within the logic app you can use inline code and write javascript code to get the digit part of your filename. For testing purposes, I have defined the filename to the var text. But you can use the workflowContext object to get the fileName as mentioned in the inline code document.

    var text = "1244_test";  
    var digit= text.split('_')[0];  
    return digit;  

    You can also use split if you don't have complex logic.

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