Filtering Within Lines

Gregory Lypny gregory.lypny at
Fri May 27 16:45:26 EDT 2005

Hello Everyone,

Is there a regular expression that would make Filter work on items 
within lines?  What I'm thinking of is a field where a fixed number of 
items on each line is delimited by tabs; in other words, the field has 
columns of variables.  If I wanted to search or filter the fourth item 
specifically, disregarding all other information, I would need a 
regular expression with three tabs and wild cards.  I tried the 
following, but it doesn't work.  I suspect my syntax is wrong.

filter theField with "tab" & "*" & "tab" & "*" & "tab" & "*" & 

Any thoughts?


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