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hello world!

typically i would use this to get text between brackets

$string = "Bob Parker {BP}"
$array = StringRegExp($string, "(?s)(?i){(.*?)}", 3)

but it doesnt work the same for parenthesis - i think because its seeing the parenthesis as indicators instead of literal symbols.

is there somethign that would work for both?


Edited by gcue
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$string = "Bob Parker {BP}" 
$array = StringRegExp($string, "\{([^\}\r\n]*)\}", 3) 
;$array = StringRegExp($string, "(?si)\{(.*?)\}", 3) 



Edited by DXRW4E

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You are correct that the () need to be escaped - this works for me:

#include <Array.au3>

$sString = "Bob Parker {BP}" & @CRLF & "Fred Bloggs (FB)"
$aArray = StringRegExp($sString, "[\({](.*)[/)}]", 3)

[\({] - Look for either a ( (the leading / escapes it) or a {
(.*)  - Capture characters until
[/)}] - the matching bracket
All clear? :)


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both work great

thanks guys!

thanks for the explanation also melba =)

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