Find Email

Find and return the first instance of a valid email address in a string.

Input

Field Definition Type Required
text Target of search for a properly formatted email address. String TRUE

Output

Field Definition Type
email First instance of a properly formatted email address that is found in an input string. If the input value doesn't contain a valid email address, this output field remains empty. String

Example 1

If the input text field contains You can reach me at fred@example.com or support@example.com, the output email field will return fred@example.com.

Example 2

For use cases where the validation of an email submission is required, you can use the Find Email function card in combination with Return Error, Continue If, If/Else, or other function cards. You can use the Find Email function card to validate an email submission, and if the input value isn't a valid email address, an error will be thrown by a Return Error card.

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