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Ned

Could someone make a pattern for this. Been testing out various patterns for hours.

String

<div class="profName"><a href="ShowRatings.jsp?tid=1632499">Abaquita, Edwin</a></div>

My Pattern

(?<=\QShowRatings.jsp?tid=\E).*(?=\Q</a></div>\E)

I just need the name (Abaquita, Edwin). The problem with my pattern is the link number (1632499) changes with every name and there are multiple names on a page, also the number of digits varies with each name.

Thank you in advance.

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jchd

Make the pattern

<a\s+href="ShowRatings.jsp\?tid=[^>]+>(.*)</a>\s*</div>

and you should get the name part as capture #1

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