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GDL and Regex

ShaunTaylor
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Hi,

 

How long has GDL had Regex functionality in Texts or Textblocks?

 

I don't think I ever noticed it before.

 

Is there a way to ask GDL to ignore the Regex language?

 

Cheers,

Shaun.


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Barry Kelly
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I have never heard of Regex, but try using a double \\ (or maybe it is triple\\\).

 

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Barry Kelly
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I have never heard of Regex, but try using a double \\ (or maybe it is triple\\\).

 

Barry.

One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 27
Dell XPS- i7-6700 @ 3.4Ghz, 16GB ram, GeForce GTX 960 (2GB), Windows 10
Lenovo Thinkpad - i7-1270P 2.20 GHz, 32GB RAM, Nvidia T550, Windows 11
ShaunTaylor
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Yep looks like it is the double, I just googled backslash for Regex and I believe the convention is "\\". I think "\t" is used for the Text I/O Addon.

 

Cheers,

Shaun.

I think \t is tab space.

\n is carriage (line) return.

 

Barry.

One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 27
Dell XPS- i7-6700 @ 3.4Ghz, 16GB ram, GeForce GTX 960 (2GB), Windows 10
Lenovo Thinkpad - i7-1270P 2.20 GHz, 32GB RAM, Nvidia T550, Windows 11
ShaunTaylor
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Yes, that is correct and is the convention for Regex (Regular Expressions). I thought I would ask about it. I wonder if GS has documented all the possible expressions that can be used in GDL?

Yep, page 12 of the GDL reference guide.

 

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Barry.

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Lenovo Thinkpad - i7-1270P 2.20 GHz, 32GB RAM, Nvidia T550, Windows 11

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