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Split Arg Utility

This utility makes it easy to split one string into a set of variables or multiple arguments for your workflow to use.

Split Argument

New in Alfred 5

It is now possible to split a string into arguments in addition to variables.


Using the Split Arg Utility

To use this object, specify a delimiter (comma by default) and if the input text should be split into sequentially named variables or multiple arguments for the next object to take in.

The output will then contain the list of items you've created.


Workflow Example Using the Split Arg Utility

In this workflow example, you can enter the name of a few (unwilling) participants with a comma between each name, and hit to find out who's doing the dishes tonight!

Who's Doing The Dishes Tonight? Workflow

The workflow uses four objects, including the Split Arg to Vars object:

  • Keyword Input: Set to the keyword dishes with an argument required
  • Split Arg to Vars Utility: It splits your string of names into individual variables
  • Random Utility: Randomly picks an item from your list of variables
  • Large Type Output displays in large font who's the "lucky" winner!

Download the "Who's Doing the Dishes?" Workflow and modify it for your own uses!

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