Truncated text on action input

when wanting to truncate the action input text, is there any built in function like left() or something? or do you need to use the truncate action? just looking for efficiencies

Hi Brent,

The typical approach is for actions themselves to do any needed scrubbing or formatting of their input data, rather than having that done in automation logic.

The Text Truncate module offers the ability to truncate text in a variety of manners:

that is what I assumed. Just wanted to see if there was any text function i could put in the action input itself. wrap text in left() or substring() or something directly in the action input instead of in a separate step. not a big deal. thanks