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I want to have SRE search for a word(and other symbols) and then after, skip over everything until it finds a specific symbol, namely ")"

StringRegExp($1, '(Word)([0-9]{1,3})(?:\x2e|\x29|\x3b)', 3)

This is my code, I have figured out all the word and other symbols/Numbers, i just want to have it skip everything until it finds the ")"

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Then this should work by matching up to the first (not last) closing parenthesis (after your word, digits and symbols):

StringRegExp($1, '(Word)([0-9]{1,3})(?:x2e|x29|x3b).*?)', 3)

Simpler version:

StringRegExp($1, '(Word)([0-9]{1,3})[.);].*?)', 3)
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In this simple regex, you should avoid the non-greedy operator, this should result in faster execution.

StringRegExp($1, '(Word)([0-9]{1,3})[.);][^)]*)', 3)

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I used a different way that i figured out that seems to work because i needed to also stop an ")" ";" "." and any letter.


I know that it is a more complex way of doing it, but it makes more sence in my mind.

I used .?* which works fine except if, ")" ";" "." or letter, is on a newline.

i tried using ?s?* but then it doesn't return anything.

What should i use?

I'm not sure what you mean by non-greedy operators, the execution is already very fast.

Thanks for the advice though.

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I think you are looking for something like this

StringRegExp($1, '(Word)([^.);a-zA-Z]+)', 3)

or if you do not need to match the word it self you could do

StringRegExp($1, 'Word([^.);a-zA-Z]+)', 3)

If that is not what you need then please post a sample of the subject to match.

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