Extract Substring From Start Of String Using Nintex Workflows In SharePoint 2013 and Office 365

Welcome to an article on how to extract substring from start of string in SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 using Nintex Workflows.This article will display the action “Extract Substring from Start of String” so that all my developer friends don’t have to spend much time and effort while using this function in their projects.

This action assists you to get the string value extracted from the number of characters you define from start.Let’s see the implementation of this functionality.

  • Create a list, Dev Testing.

  • Click on the List tab on the Top ribbon and click on Nintex Workflow.

  • You will see the following screen, to create a new workflow.

  • Click on “Create new workflow”.

  • You will come to the design phase of the Nintex workflows.

  • Add the action, “Extract Substring from Start of String” either by right click on the workflow or by dragging and dropping from the left toolbox.

  • Now let’s configure it.

  • When you double click on the action the following screen opens up.


  • Number Of Characters: Mention the number of characters you want to trim from the start.

  • String: Provide the string which needs to be trimmed from the start.

  • Output: The output will be stored in a variable by the workflow.

  • Now we have configured our workflow, let’s go and publish it to use it.

  • Click on Publish on the left corner of the ribbon of Nintex Designer.

  • You will see the screen below. <