I use bluetooth (works like serial monitor). Let me say i send a text to my hc-05 (same as sending to serial monitor) My current code is displaying text from serial monitor/HC-05 TO LCD

#include <LiquidCrystal.h>

LiquidCrystal lcd(4, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13);
String readString;

void setup() {
  lcd.begin(16, 2);

void loop() {
    char c=Serial.read();
from serial monitor i type `a,b,c,d`

now my goal is to just get the a and display in lcd


in other words i want to get the value of a b c d in the text that is CSV to list or array and get value for index 1,2,3,4


split string by delimiter

so how can i do it

details-ARUINO UNO

2 Answers 2


Use the strtok function.

From Geeks for geeks (https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/strtok-strtok_r-functions-c-examples/):


  • str: The string which is to be split
  • delim: The character on the basis of which the split will be done Return value

The function performs one split and returns a pointer to the token split up. A null pointer is returned if the string cannot be split.

  • 2
    Note that to use strtok() you would first have to migrate away from using String, which is a good thing in any case.
    – Majenko
    Apr 1, 2021 at 10:05
  • but the example is for c++ can you provide the example for Arduino Apr 2, 2021 at 3:50
  • @hifitech Even though the Arduino/C++ string can be used, it's not a good idea because of the very low SRAM the Arduino Uno has. I assume with a default function and plenty of examples to be found on internet of using strtok it would not be a big problem to find a solution. Apr 2, 2021 at 7:29

i searched in stack exchange Arduino but i dint get answer so i posted but when i searched in stack over flow i got link this is my final code

String part01;
String getValue(String data, char separator, int index)
  int found = 0;
  int strIndex[] = {0, -1};
  int maxIndex = data.length()-1;

  for(int i=0; i<=maxIndex && found<=index; i++){
    if(data.charAt(i)==separator || i==maxIndex){
        strIndex[0] = strIndex[1]+1;
        strIndex[1] = (i == maxIndex) ? i+1 : i;

  return found>index ? data.substring(strIndex[0], strIndex[1]) : "";

void setup()

void loop()
  String part01 = getValue("523;524;525",';',1);


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