Thunkable for Android


Text blocks are essential for any app functions that uses, retrieves, stores and transforms text into usable formats for your app

Basic text

Contains a text string.

This string can contain any characters (letters, numbers, or other special characters). On Thunkable it will be considered a Text object

Reformat text

(a) (b) (c) (d)(e)
(f) (g) (h) (i) (j)

(a) Join Appends all of the inputs to make a single string. If no inputs, returns an empty string

(b) Trim Removes any spaces leading or trailing the input string and returns the result

(c) Split Divides text into pieces using at as the dividing points and produces a list of the results. Splitting one, two, three, four at ,(comma) returns the list one two three four. Splitting one-potato, two-potato, three-potato, four at -potato, returns the list one two three four

(d) Split at first Divides the given text into two pieces using the location of the first occurrence of at as the dividing point, and returns a two-item list consisting of the piece before the dividing point and the piece after the dividing point. Splitting apple, banana, cherry, dogfood with a comma as the splitting point returns a list of two items: the first is the text apple and the second is the text banana, cherry, dogfood. Notice that the comma after apple doesn't appear in the result, because that is the dividing point

(e) Split at any / first to a list Divides the given text into a list, using any of the items in at as the dividing point, and returns a list of the results. Splitting appleberry,banana,cherry,dogfood _with at as the two-element list whose first item is a comma and whose second item is rry _returns a list of four items: applebe, banana, che, dogfood

(f) Split at spaces Divides the given text at any occurrence of a space, producing a list of the pieces

(g) Segment Extracts part of the text starting at start position and continuing for length characters

(h) Replace Returns a new text string obtained by replacing all occurrences of the segment with the replacement.

(i) Uppercase Returns a copy of its text string argument converted to all upper case

(j) Lowercase Returns a copy of its text string argument converted to all lower case

Conditionals with text

(a) (b) (c)

(a) Compare texts Returns whether or not the first string is lexicographically <, >, or = the second string depending on which dropdown is selected A string a considered lexicographically greater than another if it is alphabetically greater than the other string. Essentially, it would come after it in the dictionary. All uppercase letters are considered smaller or to occur before lowercase letters. cat would be >Cat

(b) Contains specific text Returns true if piece appears in text; otherwise, returns false

(c) Is empty Returns whether or not the string contains any characters (including spaces). When the string length is 0, returns true otherwise it returns false

Text calculations

(a) (b)

(a) Length of text Returns the number of characters including spaces in the string. This is the length of the given text string

(b) Character position Returns the character position where the first character of piece first appears in text, or 0 if not present. For example, the location of ana in havana banana is 4

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