Problem with filter and regex

Magicgate Software - Skip Kimpel skip at magicgate.com
Thu Jul 10 13:30:28 EDT 2014


The problem is that the item does not always start with either a number or
a letter... it can be different every time.  So I am thinking the
^yourregexpattern\t method is the way to go... I will try it out and let
you know!

SKIP


On Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 11:10 AM, Charles E Buchwald <charles at buchwald.ca>
wrote:

> So... ^yourregexpattern\t
> ^ is the start of line marker
> \t is the (usual) regex for a tab character
> - Charles
>
> On 10 Jul 2014, at 9:05 AM, Magicgate Software - Skip Kimpel <
> skip at magicgate.com> wrote:
>
> > I am reading the data from a datagrid into a variable before applying the
> > filter so it would be a TAB delimiter.
> >
> >
> > On Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 9:52 AM, John Craig <john at splash21.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Which item delimiter are you using?  For example, if it's a TAB, maybe
> you
> >> can specify a pattern ending with a tab, but disallowing any further
> tabs..
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> On 10/07/2014 14:42, Magicgate Software - Skip Kimpel wrote:
> >>
> >>> I think I have found the cause of the issue, now I need to figure out
> how
> >>> to solve it.
> >>>
> >>> The regex pattern I am looking for appears in other lines because
> there is
> >>> a description field that lists "related parts."  The one consistency I
> >>> have
> >>> is that the pattern I am comparing to should be looking only at column
> 1
> >>> of
> >>> tdg2Text
> >>>
> >>> I know this is not accurate but is there a way to say something like
> this:
> >>> filter lines of ITEM1 of tdg2Text with regex pattern tRegexp into tTemp
> >>>
> >>> Trying to limit the filter based on the first item in that line VS the
> >>> entire line.
> >>>
> >>> Ideas?
> >>>
> >>> Thank you,
> >>> SKIP
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> On Wed, Jul 9, 2014 at 2:02 PM, Bernard Devlin <bdrunrev at gmail.com>
> >>> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> I haven't use the filter by regex pattern, but perhaps try putting the
> >>>> "End
> >>>> of Line" marker ($) at the end of your regex.  You may need the
> "Start of
> >>>> Line" marker too.
> >>>>
> >>>> ^.*cat.*mat$
> >>>>
> >>>> ^ is the Start of Line marker.
> >>>>
> >>>> Bernard
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> On Wed, Jul 9, 2014 at 4:28 PM, Magicgate Software - Skip Kimpel <
> >>>> skip at magicgate.com> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> Hello LC'ers
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I am comparing two lists using the following:
> >>>>>        filter lines of tdg2Text with regex pattern tRegexp into tTemp
> >>>>>
> >>>>> The problem I have is that this is pulling up multiple lines in
> tdg2Text
> >>>>> when if fact I need to filter out a specific line.  tRegExp should
> MATCH
> >>>>> (exactly) item 1 of tdg2Text.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Make sense?
> >>>>>
> >>>>> SKIP
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