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gcue

hello world

i am trying to capture the text after the colon in strings like this

$countries = "North America: Canada,United States"

$countries = "Europe: Ireland,United Kingdom,France,Italy"

here's what I have so far and am not sure why it's not working

#include <array.au3>
$msg_normal = 0


$countries = "North America: Canada,United States"
;~ $countries = "Europe: Ireland,United Kingdom,Italy,France"

$country = StringRegExpReplace($countries, "(?i)(\w+):\h+", "$1")
;~ $country = StringRegExp($countries, "(?i)(\w+)\:\h:", 3)

Debug($country)


Func Debug($variable1 = "", $variable2 = "", $variable3 = "")

;~  #include <array.au3>
;~  $msg_normal = 0

    If IsArray($variable1) Then
        _ArrayDisplay($variable1)
    Else
        If $variable2 <> "" Then
            $variable1 &= @CRLF & $variable2
        EndIf

        If $variable3 <> "" Then
            $variable1 &= @CRLF & $variable3
        EndIf

        ClipPut($variable1)
        MsgBox($msg_normal, "Debug", $variable1)
    EndIf

EndFunc   ;==>Debug

thank you in advance!

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jchd
$countries = "North America: Canada,United States"
$country = StringRegExpReplace($countries, "(.*?:\h*)", "")
ConsoleWrite($country & @LF)

; if you're positive that a colon is always present in the subject, then
$countries = "Europe: Ireland,United Kingdom,Italy,France"
$country = StringRegExp($countries, ":\h*\K.*", 2)[0]
ConsoleWrite($country & @LF)

 


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water

What do you expect to get? Just the text after the colon?

Using StringSplit:

#include <StringConstants.au3>
#include <Array.au3>

$sCountries = "North America: Canada,United States"
$aCountries = StringSplit($sCountries, ":", $STR_NOCOUNT)
If @error Then
    MsgBox(0, "Error", "No colon found")
Else
    MsgBox(0, "Result", "Countries in " & $aCountries[0] & ":" &  @CRLF & $aCountries[1])
EndIf

 


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gcue

works great thanks jchd =)

yes just the text after the colon.  both $countries variables were just examples.

 

Edited by gcue

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water

So either solutions should work. Use the one you feel comfortable with and which you still can understand in 6 months ;)


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