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extractanswers() Function


extractanswers( questions, text )

Returns an array of strings that respond to the questions provided. The expected format of the question and answer text is the format returned by insertquestions().

See also: insertquestions()


Keyword Type Description


Text Array

Array of questions.



Text representing the questions and answers.


Text Array


extractanswers({"What is your name?", "What is your age?"}, "1. What is your name? Ben 2. What is your age? 47 <<<###>>>") returns {"Ben", "47"}

Feature compatibility

The table below lists this function's compatibility with various features in Appian.
Feature Compatibility Note
Portals Compatible
Offline Mobile Compatible
Sync-Time Custom Record Fields Compatible

Can be used to create a custom record field that only evaluates at sync time.

Real-Time Custom Record Fields Incompatible

Custom record fields that evaluate in real time must be configured using one or more Custom Field functions.

Process Reports Compatible
Process Events Compatible
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extractanswers() Function