The following example shows how to determine the user's first initial using variable modification tasks:


  • Create a new text automation variable called [FirstName]. The variable should not be hidden and should be set to required as the user will need to provide this information.

  • Create a new text automation variable called [FirstInitial] the variable should be hidden.

  • Create a new Copy Variable Task

  • Set the source variable to [FirstName] and the destination variable to [FirstInitial].



  • Create a new Variable Substring Task.


  • Select the [FirstInitial] as the variable to modify, the start index to zero and the length to one.



  • The user's first initial will now be available in subsequent tasks as the [FirstInitial] variable.