Nicholas Thieberger thien at
Mon Sep 13 17:04:57 EDT 2004

Thanks for those who helped with my regex problem and apologies for 
reposting this msg but it appears to have gotten mixed into another 
one in the digest.

Can anyone enlighten me about using a field name in a matchtext 
expressiuon? I want to find an expression in a field of a stack, 
("text") and take the expression itself from the fld "findwhat". The 
string being searched in this case is the contents of the field, but 
in this formulation it seems that 'bg fld "text" ' is the expression 
being searched, is that right? So how can I get the regex to search a 
bg fld in the whole stack? I've tried the following and it doesn't 

   put fld  "findwhat" into findtemp
   matchtext (bg fld "text", findtemp)

Thanks for your help


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