Join

The Join component concatenates the elements of an array into a string, using a specified separator.

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Ports

The Join component exposes the Control In, Control Out, Data In, and Data Out ports by default.

Port Description
ControlIn Must be connected to the Control Out port of one or more components..
ControlOut Can be connected to the Control In port of another component or the default end component.
Data In The Join component exposes the following Data In ports by default:

StirngArray : specifies the array of strings to combine (string []).
seperator : specifies how to separate the elements in the string (string).
Data Out Returns the combined elements as a string (object).

Properties

To edit the properties of the Join component, in the Properties window, change the required property. You can edit the following properties.

Property Description
Search for the respective property.
Delay After Execution Specifies the wait time (in seconds) after the action is performed.
Delay Before Execution Specifies the wait time (in seconds) before the action is performed.

Example

Let us consider an example.

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To join the elements of an array:

  1. In the Toolbox, expand Utilities and then expand String Utilities.

  2. To create an array:

    • In the Toolbox, expand General.

    • Drag the Script component and drop it on the Design surface.

    • Double-click the title bar of the component.
      The SCRIPT EDITOR is displayed.

    • In the SCRIPT (VB.NET) section, create an array.

    • Click VALIDATE.
      The message confirming that the code block is successfully compiled is displayed.

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    • Click OK.
      The Design surface displays the process flow.

  3. Drag the Join component and drop it on the Design surface.

  4. Double-click the seperator box and enter the required separtor.

    Note

    You can override the existing data source for the StirngArray and seperator Data In ports.

    To override the existing data source:

    • Right-click the required Data In port.

    • Click Override and change the data source.

    To learn more about overriding the data source of the data port, refer the Override section.

  5. Drag the Show component and drop it on the Design surface.

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  6. Connect the control ports and data ports in the activity.

  7. In the toolbar, click Run.
    The elements of the array are joined to form a string.