How do I create a calculated field for a string starting after a certain set of characters?

I'm trying to create a calculated field from an export of email messages that will capture a string AFTER a certain character set. In other words, the field will read something like:

 

How do I remove my payment information from your website? ------------------ Submitted from: https://www.example.com/example

 

I want the output of the calculated field to be the URL (https://www.example.com/example ) for cases where both the URL and the text before "------------------ Submitted from:" can vary widely. I imagine this can be done with a SUBSTR or INSTR function (or combination thereof) but I'm not sure how to do this.


Thanks!

Comments

  • Hello,

     

    You should be able to use substring_index function.

     

    SUBSTRING_INDEX(`description`, '------------------ Submitted from: ', -1) as url

     

    Basically this function looks at your field value (description), finds the string you want to locate, and then the negative 1 takes everything to the right.

     

    Hope this helps,

     

    Brian

     

     

  • Hey,

     

    Let me just recap your situation:

    Before:

    "How do I remove my payment information from your website? ------------------ Submitted from: https://www.example.com/example"

     

    After:

    "https://www.example.com/example"

     

    Assume all URLs obey the same pattern which they all start with "http://www". I think its fair assumption unless there will be two "http://www"s.

     

    My solution:

    SUBSTRING(`Country`,INSTR(`Country`,'https://www'),LENGTH(`Country`)-INSTR(`Country`,'https://www')+1)

     

    What you need to do:

     

    1. replace `Country` with the field that contains your full text with URL inside.

    2. Boom

     

    Note: I know it seems like long and difficult. Free free to reply if you are still not able to or need in-depth explanation.