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ReplaceString Function

ReplaceString (text as String, find as String, replaceWith as String, isCaseSensitive as Boolean) as String

Category: Text
Description: Replace all instances of the "find" parameter with the "replace with" parameter within the defined string value. By default isCaseSensitive is equal to FALSE, if set to TRUE then search is case sensitive
Supported Context: FormulaField And BusinessRules
Parameters:  
text as String Represents a text string or reference to a field that returns a value of type text
find as String Represents a text string or reference to a field that returns a value of type text. Indicates the text value you would like to "find" within the value specified in the "text" parameter
replaceWith as String Represents a text string or reference to a field that returns a value of type text. Indicates the text value you would like to "replace" within the value specified in the "text" parameter instead of the value specified in the "find" parameter
isCaseSensitive as Boolean This optional parameter allows you to decide if the find and replace action will be Case Sensitive. Accepts a value of "TRUE" or "FALSE", if parameter is not entered then by default the parameter value will be "FALSE" meaning it will not be Case Sensitive
Returned value as String Returns a text or string value equal to the text specified in the "text" parameter where the "replaceWith" text replaces the text specified in the "find" parameter
Example #1

Suppose you have a template project with sub-projects, where each sub-project has a prefix in its name (e.g, -Dev, -Marketing), and you would like to replace the with the parent projects name. For example, the parent project is the new product in development, say Widget, so that you would like each milestone to be Widget-Dev, Widget-Marketing.

Build a workflow rule on a Milestone Work Item entity, so that the evaluation criteria is

Contains($Name," ") && Not(IsNull($ParentProject))

Example #2

Add the "Update Field" option from the "Set Action" drop down, select the "Name" field and set it's value to be

ReplaceString($Name," ",$ParentProject.Name,FALSE)